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America’s Boating Course is a course for all boaters including personal watercraft operators, hunters or fishermen operating an outboard boat, canoe and kayak paddlers, skippers of a family cruiser, and sailing enthusiasts. All boaters must follow the same nautical rules, regulations, and courtesies.



The course includes three main sections:


Getting Started:   boat terms and types, boat handling, anchoring, water sport safety, personal watercraft.


What's Needed:   equipment, regulations, law enforcement.


Rules To Live By:   aids to navigation, navigation rules, adverse conditions, marine radio.


Certified USPS/Grosse Pointe instructors provide instruction as a civic service. There is never a charge for instruction; the only costs are those for books and materials, plus overhead costs such as classroom rental. USPS encourages families to attend as boating is often a family activity, the course is of value to all members of a boating family.


While the content of this student manual serves as the basis for this course, it will also serve as a reference book in basic boating long after the course work is completed. The course meets the educational standards of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and features a proctored examination as required by many states and insurance companies.