The America's Boating Course
will be offered as a two-class session on
4 and 11 May 2019 at Flotilla Island on Lake Murray.
The class will be offered again on
27 July and 3 August. 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
the materials. Please note the class is limited to 20 participants.
Register online or email Lt/C Howard
Pendley, SN for more information. Onsite registration also will be offered
from 8:30 until 9 a.m. on the first day of class. The class is taught
from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., with a review prior to the exam on day two.
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