Virtual Boating Course In September - The Fisherman

Virtual Boating Course In September

The United States Power Squadrons will present “America’s Boating Course” (ABC), beginning at 9 a.m. on Saturday, September 19 in a special two-part online virtual program. ABC is approved by National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and NY State. It’s the finest course available for boaters to comply with the NY state boater education law, as it provides essential information for new boaters or a great brush up for experienced boaters. The United States Power Squadrons, America’s Boating Club is the only organization approved by NASBLA and NY State to offer the required boating class on line.

The two sessions (continues 9/26) will cover boating law, safety equipment, safe boating practices, navigation, boating emergencies, personal watercraft, charts, GPS, trailering and much more. Attendees can choose to receive the 244-page America’s Boating Course manual in advance or download the eBook. After passing an exam, students will receive a completion certificate indicating that you are in compliance with the New York education requirement. Many insurance companies offer discounts to boaters who earn their completion certificate.

A link to the online class site will be provided after registration. The $60 fee covers the cost of the manual or eBook and students must be at least 10 years of age on or before September 26, 2020. Register on line at before September 12 or call Larry Hynes at 631-740-0710 to learn more. This course is presented locally by Peconic Bay Power Squadron, Eastern Long Island’s local unit of the United States Power Squadrons.