The next America’s Boating Course is scheduled to begin March 5, 2018. It is held at the Bayfront Maritime Center. The course runs on Monday nights and continues for 8 weeks. The class runs from 7 pm to 9 pm each Monday night. The course is free with a $50 per person charge for course materials, with a discount for the second person, if two people are sharing the book. Please contact James Tingley at (814) 835-4579 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have regarding the course. The Power Squadron will respond by email or call you back personally, whichever you prefer. Also, it is possible to request the test only, if you are an experienced boater.
Items included in this course are basic boating terminology, boat handling, water sports safety, PWC’s, legally required equipment, boating regulations, right of way rules, and marine radios. In addition, the course also looks at basics of reading nautical charts, plotting a course, and the use of a GPS.