ABC Boating (Basic Boating)
The Basic Boating Courses are the traditional civic service of the United States Power Squadrons. The courses are designed as an introduction to legal and safe power and sail boating. Basic courses are available in group classes or on-line.
The instruction given in our basic public boating course is the best way to learn the basics of safe boating and meets the requirements for mandatory Washington State Boaters Education card. There is a charge to cover costs, including a student workbook, chart and other materials. This course is offered as a public service to adults and teenagers in over 500 local areas nationwide and on-line. Many insurance companies will give a discount to boat owners who have successfully completed the course. Instructors are knowledgeable volunteer members of USPS who have taken advanced squadron courses.
Some courses may offer an on the water training component.