Public Boating Courses

 

Your source for world-class boating education For Boaters, By Boaters.  A variety of public boating courses are offered by the Cape Fear Sail & Power Squadron.

Start with America's Boating Course® which covers the basics of boating and meets the certification requirements in North Carolina for those under age 26. Then continue with the following:

 

 

                         Educational Offerings

 

(Click on each in the table below for more USPS information)

(Continue scrolling down for current local offerings)

 

These should be taken in sequence: These may be taken at any time:   
 America's Boating Course® Marine Communications Systems

Boat Handling

Marine Electrical Systems

 Piloting

Engine Maintenance

 Advanced Piloting 

Weather
Offshore Navigation Sail
Navigation Cruise Planning

Electronic Navigation

Instructor Development

 

Course Description
America's Boating Course 3rd Edition: - cost: $85.00 Location: Cape Fear Community College
Date and Time: ABC 18 May, Local Knowledge & On the Water 19 May

America’s Boating Course®

 

The Cape Fear Sail & Power Squadron is proudly offering the very best in safe boating education with their newly revamped boating course which will be offered three times per year at the Cape Fear Community College. The course is centered around the 8-hour America’s Boating Course® now offered on a single Saturday (8:00am – 4:30pm). This class is NASBLA approved and USCG recognized and will satisfy NC safe boating requirements for anyone under 26 years of age.

 

For new boaters or boaters new to the Cape Fear coastal area we have expanded the program to include our exclusive “Local Knowledge” combined with our "On-the-Water" teaching cruise on the following Sunday (free parking on the streets of Wilmington).  We'll address the challenges and complexities of boating in our local coastal environment where we'll tie everything together.  

 

The cost is $85, additional family members living in the same household can share the textbook at the discounted price of $50 each.

 

   

Topics include:

  • Required Safety Equipment
  • Navigation Rules & Aids
  • Finding Your Way
  • Marlinspike (knots)
  • Trailering
  • Anchoring
  • Communications Afloat
  • Lights and Sound Signals

 

18 May, 2019 – ABC Classroom CFCC  8:00am–4:30pm
19 May, 2019 – Local Knowledge & OTW 11:00am-3:00pm

 

Click here for more information and to enroll 

 

 

 

Photos will be taken at these events for publication in the Foghorn and Squadron website. If you do not wish to have your photo taken, please sign the Opt-Out sheet at this class. 

Boat Handling Course (Formerly Seamanship): Location: Cape Fear Community College
Date and Time: Starts 11 June, 6:30-8:30pm

 
Join us for the new Boat Handling Class!


The United States Power Squadrons® has totally revamped its Seamanship course, and it's now called the Boat Handling Course. The class is taught more in a seminar format rather than strickly using PowerPoint slides. The class book will be distributed as an eBook so you can use it on any device or print it out as needed.

This Boat Handling Course will be a single course, comprised of six 2-hour sessions. It will be followed by a review and exam day, and then an on-the-water day to demonstrate some of the skills learned in class. The cost of the course is $65 for members and $10 for member's additional family sharing eBook, or $90 for non-members and $30 for non-member's additional family sharing eBook. The course location is at the Cape Fear Community College. The class will start Tuesday 11 June, 2019 from 6:30-8:30pm. Parking is free. 
Boat Handling Topics:
  • Rules of the Road – A Practical Approach
  • Confidence in Docking and Undocking – Slow-Speed Maneuvering
  • Boating with Confidence – Handling Your Boat Underway
  • Anchoring with Assurance – Don’t Get Carried Away
  • Emergencies on Board – Preparation for Handling Common Problems
  • Knots and Line Handling – The Knots You Need to Know


Course Dates:

11, 18, 25 June

9, 16, 23, 30 July

6 August

 

 

ENROLL HERE

 

 

If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact: Lt/C Ned Rhodes, SN at educationofficer@capefearsailandpowersquadron.org 

 

Photos will be taken at this class for publication in the Foghorn and Squadron website. If you do not wish to have your photo taken, please sign the Opt-Out sheet at this class. 

America's Boating Course 3rd Edition: - cost: $85.00 Location: Cape Fear Community College
Date and Time: ABC 24 Aug, Local Knowledge & On the Water 25 Aug

America’s Boating Course®

 

 

The Cape Fear Sail & Power Squadron is proudly offering the very best in safe boating education with their newly revamped boating course which will be offered three times per year at the Cape Fear Community College. The course is centered around the 8-hour America’s Boating Course® now offered on a single Saturday (8:00am – 4:30pm). This class is NASBLA approved and USCG recognized and will satisfy NC safe boating requirements for anyone under 26 years of age.

 

For new boaters or boaters new to the Cape Fear coastal area we have expanded the program to include our exclusive “Local Knowledge” combined with our "On-the-Water" teaching cruise on the following Sunday (free parking on the streets of Wilmington). We'll address the challenges and complexities of boating in our local coastal environment where we'll tie everything together.  

 

The cost is $85, additional family members living in the same household can share the textbook at the discounted price of $50 each.

 

 

 Topics include:

  • Required Safety Equipment
  • Navigation Rules & Aids
  • Finding Your Way
  • Marlinspike (knots)
  • Trailering
  • Anchoring
  • Communications Afloat
  • Lights and Sound Signals

 

24 Aug, 2019 – ABC Classroom CFCC  8:00am–4:30pm
25 Aug, 2019 – Local Knowledge & OTW 11:00am-3:00pm

 

Click here for more information and to enroll 

 

 

 

Photos will be taken at these events for publication in the Foghorn and Squadron website. If you do not wish to have your photo taken, please sign the Opt-Out sheet at this class.

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