Scheduled Public Classes and Seminars

Knowledge + Skills = Confidence

America's Boating Course

Materials Fee: $35.00
Dates: Wednesdays, February 15 through March 15, 2023
Time: 7:00 to 9:00
Location: Bayport Marina Clubhouse (200 5th Ave So, Bayport) or Online via your computer

Become a safer, more confident boater!

America’s Boating Course is the most comprehensive, single source, in-person boating course available to provide both new and experienced boaters the skills needed to safely enjoy time on the water.  Topics include: rules of the road; required safety equipment; navigation aids, lights and sounds; anchoring; communications; adverse conditions; water sports and personal watercraft safety; trailering; local and federal laws; and  knots & lines. This course is perfect if you are a new boat owner or just want to freshen up your knowledge.  Local information,  discussion with other boaters, and ample time for questions expand on the course curriculum to broaden students' boating knowledge.

This course is recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard and approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.  It meets all Minnesota and Wisconsin requirements for obtaining boating license and operator certification.  Instructors are NASBLA-certified and members of the local St. Paul Sail and Power Squadron.

This course is considered the first step in joining America's Boating Club.  If you know of people considering membership, please refer them to this course, and this website.