Please select your home edition
Edition
Spinlock - Deckvest - 728x90

Save 50% on BoatUS Foundation online boating courses - March 17-23

by Scott Croft 12 Mar 12:48 UTC 17-23 March 2019
Just in time for the boating season, take an online boating course or earn your boating safety certificate from the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety. © Scott Croft

With boating season just around the corner, now could be the best time to learn new skills by taking an online course from the comfort of your own home and save some money. The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water offers boaters, anglers and sailors a slew of online courses at 50 percent off regular prices from March 17-23, making it easy and affordable to get instruction on the boating-related topics you've always wanted to learn more about.

Some of the courses available include Modern Marine Navigation, Weather for Boaters, How to Use GPS, All About Marine Radio, Planning Your Cruise, Hurricane Preparation for Boaters, Learn to Sail, Crew at the Helm, AIS for Boaters, and more. Most are regularly priced at $30 but are offered for $15 each during the nationwide weeklong National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) "Spring Aboard" campaign that informs boaters about the benefits of taking a boating-education course. Many of the courses are presented in partnership with United States Power Squadrons.

The BoatUS Foundation also offers the only free online Boating Safety Course that's recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard, approved by NASBLA, and meets the boating-safety certificate requirement in 36 states. Upon successful passage, course takers can easily print their state's proof of completion.

All BoatUS Foundation online courses work well with busy schedules as you can stop and start up again later right where you left off; are optimized for PCs, laptops and tablet devices; and feature interactive animations, videos and photos to give boaters an education that goes well beyond the basics. More than 1.4 million boaters have taken the Foundation's courses since 1997.

For more, go to BoatUS.org/Courses.

Related Articles

Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1
4 tips to ready your boat When a hurricane approaches, recreational boat owners have a big problem. Faced with limited time to protect their homes, and with families to possibly evacuate, what can they do to prepare their boats? Posted on 21 May
Countdown to the NWSA Women's Sailing Conference
It's now just one month to go for Massachusetts event In just about one month, beginning and experienced woman sailors will jump-start their sailing lives by heading to the National Women's Sailing Association (NWSA) 18th Annual Women's Sailing Conference slated for Saturday, June 1, 2019 Posted on 6 May
2019 Safe Boating Expo
Boaters urged to drop off expired marine flares Boating safety and family fun come together at the U.S. Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor 14th annual Safe Boating Expo on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 4201 South Victoria Ave., Oxnard. Posted on 27 Apr
4 things you can do now for safe summer boating
BoatUS Foundation tips are free or low-cost Boatyards, marinas and clubs are waking up after a long winter's nap, and boaters have begun preparing their vessels for the season. While the boat needs to be looked at and readied for a summer of fun, so does your safety. Posted on 30 Mar
Buying Boat Insurance: The Fine Print
Know your policy details about these six coverages As boat owners prep for the season, it's time to dust off the boat's insurance policy and grab a magnifying glass to read the fine print. Unlike auto or homeowner's insurance, recreational boat insurance has distinct coverages Posted on 26 Mar
Bring your expired flares to the Collection Event
Collection Event scheduled in San Francisco for April 14 The Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is urging San Francisco boaters to take advantage of a marine flare collection event held by the San Francisco Department of Environment (SF Environment) on Sunday, April 14 Posted on 22 Mar
Video: Ships vs. Boats – How close is too close?
Two videos captured by Hudson River pilot seek to educate boaters When it comes to recreational boats and commercial ship traffic, separation is key. Some boaters, however, may not recognize the dangers of navigating close to a commercial ship. Posted on 21 Mar
Want to learn how to boat?
Affordable, 3-hour on-water training courses on 6-7 April The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Savannah offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine . Posted on 19 Mar
BoatUS Spring Commissioning Checklist
Spring commissioning time has arrived Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has a Spring Commissioning Checklist to help boaters start the season right. Posted on 16 Mar
The expired marine flare disposal problem
A system of safe disposal for expired marine flares Maine state representative Joyce “Jay” McCreight, Maine House District 51, has introduced an act that would establish and promote a system of safe disposal for expired marine flares, potentially solving an age-old disposal issue Posted on 21 Feb
GJW Direct - Yacht 2019 - FooterVaikobi 2019 - Footer 3Click&Boat 2019 Footer