The spring offering of America's Boating Course
concluded 28 April 2018. The next class will be scheduled in the fall at Flotilla Island on Lake Murray.
Flotilla Island is located at the end of Johnson Marina Road, between Ballentine and Chapin, S.C.
Materials for the class are $40. Cost is $50 per couple if you share
In addition to online registration, onsite registration
is held prior to the first day of class. The class typically is taught from 9 a.m. until
1 p.m. on two consecutive Saturdays, with a review prior to the exam on day
The course is open to the public and covers all types
of boats and boating on inland and coastal waters. The instructional
material is produced by the United States Power Squadrons® and is
presented by members of Lake Murray Power Squadron.
America's Boating Course provides students with all the
information required by federal and state boating laws and regulations.
Completion of the course meets educational requirements for boat operation
in all states and qualifies youths under age 16 to operate watercraft of
more than 15 horsepower without adult supervision. Course graduates also may
qualify for discounts on boat insurance.
Topics covered include types of boats, required safety
equipment, Navigational Rules of the Road, aids to navigation, boat
registration, safety procedures, finding your way, electronic navigation,
anchoring, adverse conditions, communications afloat, and knots and lines.
For details, click here.
Lake Murray Power Squadron's certified instructors meet
the requirements of the National Association of State Boating Law