Become "Boat Smart"
You learned the "Rules of the Road" before you sat behind the wheel of a car - and you should do the same before taking the helm. Learning the basics of boat operation and safety is best done before your first trip to the marina or launch ramp. In fact, a number of states require powerboat operators to take a boating education course and carry a license or certificate proving successful course completion any time they're under way.
Find a course near you!
These courses will help you learn more about boating education and safety instruction.
Resources for You!
Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) has worked to provide quality service, savings, and representation to the boating community since 1966. www.boatus.com
Safely Moored is a professional, hands-on boating instruction, safety training, yacht management, dockside services & Yacht Sales in South Florida. www.safelymoored.com
US POWERBOATING™ is the nation's leading, on-the-water organization, offering courses for powerboat operators and is an affiliate of US SAILING, the national governing body for the sport of sailing. www.uspowerboating.com
The Recreational Powerboating Association™
(RPBA™) is the leading authority for hands-on powerboat instruction, powerboat certification & powerboat schools in the United States. www.TheRPBA.com
The American Sailing Association
(ASA) is the oldest and largest keelboat certification authority in the United States, with 300 Affiliated sailing schools worldwide. www.ASA.com
The United States Sailing Association (US Sailing),
the national governing body for sailing, provides leadership, integrity, and growth for the sport in the United States. www.ussailing.org
The US Sailing Keelboat Certification System
is a cooperative effort among sailing schools, charter companies, the sailing industry, and US Sailing volunteers and staff. www.sailingcertification.com