America’s Boating Course

Event Details

Starts Jun 1, 2019
Ends Jun 1, 2019

America’s Boating Course provides you with basic boating knowledge to decide what type and size boat you need, what to do when meeting another boat in a crowded waterway, and how to recognize and handle hazards. Become a more competent boater, learn from the best, and enroll in America’s Boating Course today.

This course is offered as a classroom course on Sunday, June 1, 2019 from 9am to 4pm at the Travis County West Service Center, 4501 Ranch Rd 620 North. Successful completion meets the boating education requirements for operator permits of licensure in Texas.

Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete America’s Boating Course. And, this course provides a sound basis for continuing your recreational boating education.

What’s included?
Types of boats and their uses
Boating laws, both federal and state
Safety equipment, both required and recommended
Finding your way, and adverse conditions
Trailering, knots and lines, and water sports topics
Optionally, introduction to electronic navigation using paper charts and chart plotters.

Registration for an ABC class can be done at Click on the America’s Boating Course site and enter your postal zip code. Registration is also available on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department boating education site.

Event Venue

  • Venue
    Austin Power Squadron
  • About
    The Austin Power Squadron is a non-profit, fraternal group of civic volunteers dedicated to improving the safety of recreational boating through education and having fun along the way.
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