More in-depth and informative than the entry level Boat America class that ran in September, if you are serious about boating as an owner, worker, visitor of a boat owner, or just want to be comfortable aboard a vessel, then this class is for you! Presented by members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, this 7-week class is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).
- The language of boating and being on the water
- Boats, their designs, equipment, and carriage requirements
- Legal considerations
- Boat Handling: in the water, on a trailer, and PWCs
- Aids to navigation and their meaning
- Navigation rules of the road and the law (Federal and Mass)
- Knots and other things you really should know
This course, a comprehensive course designed for both the experienced and novice boater, is for all boaters regardless of vessel type - power, sail, paddlecraft, or PWC, and provides up-to-date knowledge for handling boats in all conditions.
Successful completion of the class and exams will earn students a USCG Auxiliary course completion card and Massachusetts state boating safety card.
Includes course textbook.
The class is appropriate for boaters age 15 and older.
About our instructor:
Joseph LaFreniere Sr. is a Chelmsford resident and the Flotilla Commander of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary F013 03 01.