America's Boating Course

   An exciting, in-depth boating safety course, America's Boating Course will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states, and many insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to those who successfully complete America's Boating Course.

This class can be completed locally in one day or taken online.

To register for a local class and for more information - click HERE

For Online Classes - this link will take you to  national site for AMERICA'S BOATING CLUB

Boat and water safety course topics include:

  • Introduction to Boating: types of power boats; sailboats; outboards; paddle boats; houseboats; different uses of boats; various power boating engines; jet drives; family boating basics.
  • Boating Law: boat registration; boating regulation; hull identification number; required boat safety equipment; operating safely and reporting accidents; protecting the marine environment; Federal boat law; state boating laws; personal watercraft requirements.
  • Boat Safety Equipment: personal flotation devices ("life jackets"); fire extinguishers; sound-producing devices; visual-distress signals; dock lines and rope; first aid kit; anchors and anchor lines; other boating safety equipment.
  • Safe Boating: bow riding; alcohol and drug abuse; entering, loading, and trimming a boat; fueling portable and permanent tanks; steering with a tiller and a wheel; docking, undocking and mooring; knots; filing a float plan; checking equipment, fuel, weather and tides; using charts; choosing and using an anchor; safe PWC handling; general water safety.
  • Navigation: the U.S. Aids to Navigation system; types of buoys and beacons; navigation rules (sometimes referred to as right-of-way rules); avoiding collisions; sound signals; PWC "tunnel vision."
  • Boating Problems: hypothermia; boating accidents and rescues; man overboard recovery; capsizing; running aground; river hazards; strainers: emergency radio calls; engine problems; equipment failures; carbon monoxide (CO); other boating and PWC problems.
  • Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat: types of trailers; trailer brakes, lights, hitches, tires, and bearings; loading, balancing, and towing (and backing) a trailer; boat launching and retrieving; boat storage and theft protection; launching, retrieving and storing a PWC.
  • Hunting and Fishing, Water-skiing and River Boating: carrying hunting gear and weapons in a boat; fishing from a boat; water-skiing safety guidelines and hand signals; water-skiing with a PWC; navigating rivers, and other boating tips.

The interactive America's Boating Course can be taken in any of three ways: on the Internet, by studying a 244-page course manual, or with a CD. No matter how you like to learn, when you sign up you'll receive a complete package that includes the course manual, and a PIN number giving you access to the Internet course. * Note: not all jurisdictions accept online courses.

Does your state have boater education laws?

Boat Show Special - $85.   
Regular price - Non-members $90; Members $45.

 

Nashville Boating

Upcoming Events and Educational Opportunities:

EVENTS
February 3 - Change of Watch - 1-3 pm  Bavarian Beirhaus, 121 Opry Mills Drive Suite 315 Nashville, TN 37214

UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES - 

Cruise Planning  - Jan 26, Feb 9,16, 23

Weather  - Wednesdays. January 30 - March 20, 2019

ABC Beginner Boat Class -  Saturday, February 9, 2019 

Seamanship - Tuesdays, March 5 - April 23, 2019.

Piloting - TBD - Eight weeks

 

SAFETY TIP
 ELECTRICAL SHOCK DROWNING (ESD) BY DIY AC SAFETY TEST FOR BOAT AND DOCK OWNERS.  All boat and dock owners must check your AC electrical system for stray current that could cause electrical shock and potential death to swimmers.  It could save a life.

 

2018 Bridge Leadership

Commander -

Cdr Ray Alley, AP-IN

Squadron Education Officer -

Lt/C Randy Stone

Assistant Education Officer -

1st Lt Art Chapman

Secretary -

Lt/C Barry Cleveland, AP

Treasurer -

Lt/C Bobby Naylor, AP

Member-at-Large -

1/Lt Jane Malatak, P

1/Lt Jack Rubey, S

Assistant Secretary for I.T. -

Vacant

Flag Lieutentant -

Vacant

Administrative Officer -

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