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Online Boating Education

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cruise with confidence

 

Be ready to enjoy your one to three week cruise. Prepare with the three seminars that make up this course:

  • Planning Your Boating Cruise  Learn how to choose the destinations, length, and season for your cruise as well as how to cross borders, plan meals and provision your boat
  • Weather for Boaters  Learn to recognize the early signs of changing weather; how to anticipate storms, squalls, fog, and wind shifts; and become familiar with basic weather elements and how they affect your boating experience
  • Cruising Boats and Systems  Learn about cruising boats, the various mechanical and electrical systems, navigation systems, safety gear, anchoring, and electronic communications

                                            

Completing these three seminars and passing the online exam will give you credit for the classroom Cruise Planning Course.

 

Buy Cruise with Confidence and get all three seminars and the exam for only $75 dollars. Purchased separately, the seminars cost $90.

 

Already purchased either Planning Your Cruise or Weather for Boaters? Click here for a special reduced price.

 

Cruise With Confidence (3 seminars plus exam)              $75

 

Or if you want only 1 of the seminars:

Planning Your Boating Cruise (single seminar)                $30

Weather for Boaters (single seminar)                                  $30

Cruising Boats and Systems (single seminar)                   $30

 

Members qualify for a 20% discount!

 

Returning users click here. United States Power Squadrons offers a variety of seminars on the BoatUS LMS platform that you can experience from the comfort of your home or office.

 

Cruising Boats and Systems

 

 

Are you a boater with the cruising bug? Having the right boat, systems and electronics can make cruising more enjoyable. This seminar outlines your options and helps you determine what is right for your type of cruising. Understand the basics of:

  • Cruising boats
  • Navigation, electrical and plumbing systems
  • Marine appliances
  • Safety gear and equipment
  • Anchoring
  • Communications

 

 

 

 

 

Skills

Choosing boats, systems, safety gear, anchoring and more

 

Time

Approximately 2 hours

Cost

$30

 

Returning users click here. United States Power Squadrons offers a variety of seminars on the BoatUS LMS platform that you can experience from the comfort of your home or office.

 

Prepare Your Boat to Weather the Storm

 

Are you ready to face a hurricane? Hurricanes bring extreme weather conditions that can damage or destroy your boat. Learn how you can protect your boat from the ravages of wind, waves, torrential rain, tidal surges and high water. You’ll learn to develop a plan to protect your boat from a damaging storm.

 

 

 

Skills

Create a plan, evaluate protection, secure your boat and more

 

Time

Approximately 2 hours

Cost

$30

 

Returning users click here United States Power Squadrons offers a variety of seminars on the BoatUS LMS platform that you can experience from the comfort of your home or office.

 

Learn Online With an Instructor

Live webinars let instructors and students meet in a virtual classroom. Because the sessions are live, instructors can deliver the most up-to-date information available. We record most sessions for students to review, and in case they can’t attend the live session. Preregistration is required.

 

Hurricane Preparation for Boaters Webinar

If you live in a hurricane-susceptible area, you need to create a hurricane plan for your boat. Given the severity and unpredictability of hurricanes, it’s best to act early, even before a hurricane watch is issued. The best hurricane plan is useless if you don’t have enough time to implement it.

Remember, other boat owners will be securing their boats, too. Your hurricane hole may be full, your marina jammed, and access roads and bridges may be closed if you wait too long.

The America’s Boating Club Webinar “Hurricane Preparation for Boaters” topics include

  • the hurricane environment
  • preparing your boat
  • insurance options
  • after the storm

Sign up today!

Hurricane Preparation for Boaters | $25 | Postponed; Date TBA

 

Skills

Preparing your boat, creating a hurricane plan and much more

 

Time

2 hours including Q&A

Cost

$25

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Returning users click here United States Power Squadrons offers a variety of seminars on the BoatUS LMS platform that you can experience from the comfort of your home or office.

 

Essential Boating Skills for Crew Members

 

 

Are you a regular passenger on your family’s or friend’s boat? Looking to join your spouse on boating adventures? Learn the essential boating skills you need to operate a boat safely and become a confident and valued crew member.

Crew at the Helm (also known as Partner in Command) provides an introduction to boating, including an understanding of anchoring, docking, navigation and much more. You’ll discover how to prepare for bad weather, provide first aid and handle on-board emergencies.

Be a self-assured first mate and onboard expert, take Crew at the Helm, a fully interactive online learning experience.

 

 

Skills

Boating essentials: docking, anchoring, navigation and more

 

Time

Approximately 2 hours

Cost

$30

 

Returning users click here United States Power Squadrons offers a variety of seminars on the BoatUS LMS platform that you can experience from the comfort of your home or office.

 

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