Boating on Rivers, Locks and Lakes Seminar


Boating on Rivers, Locks and Lakes

Boating on Rivers, Locks and Lakes course cover book with multiple boat types going through locks

Can you read a river? How does a river lock differ from a canal lock? The United States has over 30,000 miles of improved waterways—some of the finest boating to be found anywhere. Rivers, Locks and Lakes introduce challenges not found on other bodies of water. Discover these challenges, and learn the boating skills you need to safely boat inland waters with confidence. Each student receives a full-color Student Guide especially written for the seminar.

Boating on Rivers, Locks and Lakes may be taken in a squadron-run session or as a fully interactive online learning experience. Either way, this comprehensive seminar can be completed in 2-4 hours.

What's included?

  • Special navigation rules for rivers
  • The Western Rivers System of buoys and marks
  • River currents
  • "Reading" a river
  • Jetties and wing dams
  • Intricacies of locking through
  • Communicating with lockmasters and bridge tenders


You can take this seminar online if more convenient


Here's a sample of the online seminar: