America's Boating Course (Rev 27Oct2020)
Learn to Skipper a Boat with Confidence!
THIS COURSE MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF FLORIDA LAW
which requires that anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 must pass an approved boating education course to operate a motor vessel of 10 or more HP within the State of Florida.
CLASSES are held in 2 to 4 Sessions and ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
"America's Boating Course" are taught to the public. This course is offered to promote public awareness of the dangers on the water and to teach safe and proper skills. The certified instructors are volunteers from Palm Beach Sail & Power Squadron.
The course is open the public, 12 years or older. Successful completion of this course will qualify that person to obtain a Florida Boating Safety Education I.D. Card. You do not have to own a boat to take this course, however, if you had to handle someone else's boat in an emergency, would you know how to cope? Take the course, learn form the experts. You never know when that bit of knowledge will become useful.
Registration is at the beginning of the first class session.
Cost is $50 per person payable at registration.
Class begins immediately after registration.
The final class session will begin with an overall review, followed by the exam (60 questions) and squadron orientation.
E-Mail pre-registration questions (optional): email@example.com
Primary Course location is at our modern, learning enhanced headquarters building.
1125 OLD DIXIE HWY, LAKE PARK, FL 33403 561 594-8220
Directions: From I-95 exit 77: East on Northlake Blvd. to Old Dixie (traffic light before RR tracks) and turn right. 1125 is 0.6 mile South on left. There is a tall microwave tower at the south end of our building.
1st Alternate location is Village of North Palm Beach public library
Future Course Dates:
CANCELLED (Covid-19 precautionary)
All future local taught ABC courses have been suspended due to continuing Covid 19 situation.
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Most insurance companies will grant reductions in premiums for class completion. At the conclusion of the course, those who successfully complete the course will be issued a certificate. You do not have to own a boat to take the course. Bring the family.