Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT
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The Boathouse
405 Squire Pope Rd
Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

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Tom Ryley, Education Officer
America's Boating Club of Hilton Head Island

Gift Certificate for America's Boating Course

America's Boating Course is America's Boating Club-Hilton Head Island's primary civic effort toward public instruction in the fundamentals of safe boating.  This 8-hour course (March 21, 8:00-4:00), is designed to familiarize the attendee with the fundamentals of safe boating and qualifies for the SC Department of Natural Resources Boater Education Certificate. This class cover all the basics needed to operate a boat safely.

America's Boating Course provides the knowledge to decide what type and size boat, what to do when meeting another boat in a crowded waterway, and how to recognize and handle hazards.  

Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete America's Boating Course.

What’s included?

  • Types of boats and their uses
  • Boating laws, both local and national
  • Safety equipment, both required and recommended
  • Finding your way, and adverse conditions
  • Communications
  • Trailering, knots and lines, and water sports topics
  • Text: America’s Boating Course, Third Edition
If someone is new to boating, or needs a refresher course...this is the course!