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Americas Boating Course

Dates: January 4 - February 8, 2023

Meets: W from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Location: Peirce M.S. A101

Registration Fee: $40.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.



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The ABC boating course is designed for the operators of power, sail, paddle, personal watercraft and fishing boats. The course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and recognized by the United States Coast Guard. It meets Pennsylvania's requirements to obtain Pennsylvania Boating Safety Education Certificate which is honored by most states including MD, DE and NJ. The America's Boating Course topics include: Getting Started: types of power boats; sailboats; outboards; paddle boats; houseboats and personal water craft. Required Safety Equipment: personal flotation devices ("life jackets"); fire extinguishers; sound-producing devices; visual-distress signals; dock lines and rope; first aid kit; anchors and anchor lines; other boating safety equipment. Also included: Going Boating: how to get started with using your boat. navigation rules (sometimes referred to as right-of-way rules); avoiding collisions. Navigation Aids: U.S. Aids to Navigation system; types of buoys and beacons Lights and Sounds: required running lights and sound signals boat registration; boating regulation; hull identification number; required boat safety equipment; operating safely and reporting accidents; protecting the marine environment; Federal boat law; state boating laws; personal watercraft requirements. Pennsylvania & Local Regulations Finding your way: Use of nautical charts, GSP and navigation tools. Anchoring: choosing and using an anchor Adverse conditions and emergencies: hypothermia; boating accidents and rescues; man overboard recovery; capsizing; running aground; river hazards; strainers: emergency radio calls; engine problems; equipment failures; carbon monoxide (CO); other boating and PWC problems. Communications Afloat: use of marine radios. Water-skiing safety guidelines and hand signals; water-skiing with a PWC; navigating rivers, and other Trailering types of trailers; trailer brakes, lights, hitches, tires, and bearings; loading, balancing, and towing (and backing) a trailer; boat launching and retrieving; PWC Operations Knots and Lines
Fee: $40.00

Peirce M.S. A101

Peirce Middle School is located at 1314 Burke Road, West Chester, PA 19380.

Wayne Barrett

Russ Jones

Date Day Time Location
01/04/2023Wednesday7 PM to 9 PM Peirce M.S. A101
01/11/2023Wednesday7 PM to 9 PM Peirce M.S. A101
01/18/2023Wednesday7 PM to 9 PM Peirce M.S. A101
01/25/2023Wednesday7 PM to 9 PM Peirce M.S. A101
02/01/2023Wednesday7 PM to 9 PM Peirce M.S. A101
02/08/2023Wednesday7 PM to 9 PM Peirce M.S. A101