America's Boating Course
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America's Boating Course (ABC) is a new basic, boating course, available
to take online, via CD-Rom, or in a classroom setting - whichever you prefer.
You can study at your own pace... on your own time... any place you have
a computer to use.
The course comes with an easy-to-follow color manual - and something
no other electronic boating course can offer you - a mentor through the
- Knowing Your Boat
- Powerboats, Sailboats, and PWCs
- Filing a Float Plan
- Fueling and Maintaining Your Boat
- Trailering Your Boat
- Navigation Rules
- Navigation Lights
- Finding Your Way
- Operating a Boat Safely
- Casting Off and Docking
- State and Federal Requirements
- What to Do In Emergencies
- Enjoying Water Sports
The price of the course, $39.95, includes FREE assistance from experienced
members of the United States Power Squadrons® and the U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary and a validation number entitling you to one proctored examination.
ABC is the perfect family course - since one purchase allows an entire
family to study, with a nominal cost for additional exams.
Plus, many insurance companies offer education discounts for courses
that are NASBLA approved and USCG recognized.
Produced through a partnership between the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
and the United States Power Squadrons®, the ABC is approved by
the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), and
recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard.
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ABA has joined forces with the U.S. Coast Guard to help promote its new
public safe boating outreach initiative - "You're in Command." This initiative
encourages all recreational boaters to take responsibility for their actions
on the water. As a boat owner or operator, you are responsible for your
safety and the safety of your passengers.
According to the U.S. Coast Guard, about 80 percent of all boating fatalities
occurred on boats where the operator had not completed a boating safety
education course. Now you can make sure that you don’t become another statistic
by taking the ABC.
Who Should Take America’s Boating Course?
- Working moms and dads with little time for classroom instruction.
- Students and those who prefer interactive or web-based training.
- Boaters with heavy evening schedules or travel responsibilities.
- Casual boaters who want basic boating knowledge but don’t need a
- Experienced boaters who need a refresher course.
Ready to sharpen your boating skills and be a safer boater?
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