Learn Boating Basics (the ABCs)

America’s Boating Course

Boating is fabulous family activity. But you shouldn’t leave the dock without basic boating skills. As next season approaches, be sure you have the right safety equipment, know the rules of the road, and are prepared for the unexpected. Whether you own a paddle boat, sail boat, or powerboat, this course is designed for both skippers and crew alike. The United States Power Squadrons® – America’s Boating Club® has taught basic boating courses to well over one million students!

Topics covered:

  • Boat handling
  • State and federal requirements and regulations
  • Safety equipment
  • Aids to navigation, charts and course plotting
  • Knots,
  • Marine radio use
  • Trailering
  • Personal watercraft use
  • And much more

If you are heading out on the water let us show you how to do so with skill, confidence and fun!

America’s Boating Course meets the Massachusetts requirements for a Boating Safety Certificate.

America's Boating Course • Spring 2020

Two Course Sessions to Choose From • Walpole or Wellesley

5 Consecutive Wednesdays
April 1 – 29
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.Walpole Public Library
143 School St, Walpole, MA
Fee & Student Manual/Charting Tools: $99
Two persons sharing materials: $149
Info Flyer (PDF)

Registration Now Open
5 Consecutive Tuesdays
May 5 – June 2
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.Warren Building, 90 Washington Street (rte. 16), WellesleyFee & Student Manual/Charting Tools: $99Info Flyer (PDF)

Via Wellesley Recreation Department, 781-235-2370
Wellesley Residents Opens Feb 7
Non-Residents Opens Feb 21

Joe Kelliher • 508-668-8149 •