Boating Safety Education
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating courses provide instruction to boaters at all levels, from the fundamental to the advanced. Our classes are taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors committed to the highest standards of the U.S. Coast Guard.
The links below provide short descriptions of each course.
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|ABS||About Boating Safely||8 hours||All boaters|
|NAVAM||Navegando América (en español)||8 hours||All boaters|
|SS&S||Sailing Skills & Seamanship||8 to 13 lessons||Sailors|
|WN||Weekend Navigator||8 to 13 lessons||All Boaters|
|BS&S||Boating Skills and Seamanship||8 to 13 lessons||Power Boaters|
|GPSFM||Navigating with GPS||3 hours||All boaters|
|HRNC||How To Read a Nautical Chart||3 hours||All Boaters|
|SIC||Suddenly In Command||4 hours||All Boaters|
|PSA||Paddlesports America||4 hours||All boaters|
|PWC||Personal Watercraft Course||1 hour||All boaters|
|WP||Waypoints||1 to 3 hours||10-12 year olds|
|B&F||Boating Fun||1 hour||4-9 year olds|
|SSS||SSS - Inland Boating||2 hours||All Boaters|
|SSS||SSS - Boating Safety||2 hours||All Boaters|
|SSS||SSS - Power Your Boat||2 hours||All Boaters|
|SSS||SSS - Lines & Knots||2 hours||All Boaters|
|SSS||SSS - Weather and Boating||2 hours||All Boaters|
|SSS||SSS - Your Boat's Radio||2 hours||All Boaters|