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FL: Virtual Boating Safety Course – Night 1
April 13, 2021 @ 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
Members from our Florida Chapter will be attending a 4 night virtual Boater’s Safety Course via Zoom with a team of Instructors from USCG Auxiliary of Crystal River at 6:45 pm – 9:15 pm April 13-16, 2021.
We will specifically be completing the Boat America Course. Upon successful completion of the test, each participant will receive the FWC Safe Boater Card.
If you are interested in registering for this class please email Florida Chapter President, Elizabeth Bland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boat America is a boating certificate class that offers an in-depth and interesting boating safety course, and provides the knowledge needed to obtain a boating certificate.
Some insurance companies will also offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete this course.
- Introduction to Boating – Types of power boats, boating vocabulary, sailboats, paddle boats, powering boats, and engine types.
- Boating Law – Boat registration, regulations, hull identification numbers, required safety equipment, Federal boating law, state boating law, and reporting accidents.
- Safety Equipment – Life jackets, fire extinguishers, sound-producing devices, visual distress signals, anchors, and other safety equipment.
- Safe Operation and Navigation – Buoys and beacons, aids to navigation, navigation rules, docking, and the dangers of alcohol on the water.
- Boating Emergencies – Hypothermia, boating accidents, man overboard, capsizing, emergency radio calls, carbon monoxide dangers, and weather.
- Trailering – Types of trailers, lights, hitches, towing a trailer.
- Sports and Boating – Water-skiing, hunting and hunting gear, PWC operation, and other boating tips.