America’s Boating Course

Did you know…

Boating activity rose significantly during the pandemic.

Unfortunately, accidents also increased 26% in 2020 compared to 2019 according to a recently released report by the United States Coast Guard.

Where instruction was known, 77% of deaths occurred on boats where the operator did not receive boating safety instruction such as through a nationally approved boating safety course.

Operator inattention, inexperience, improper lookout, excessive speed, and machinery failure rank as the top five primary contributing factors in accidents.

Boat smart, take a nationally-approved course from America’s Boating Club online or in the classroom to improve your boating skills and knowledge.

The local Grand Lake club will be offering America’s Boating Course this spring in the classroom with optional on-the-water instruction.

Keep an eye on the Events page of this website HERE for locally scheduled classes.

Another option is to give the great gift for the boater of America’s Boating Course offered by America’s Boating Club online to the general boating community. The course includes interactive learning and a comprehensive, full-color, downloadable, 288-page coursebook in either English or Spanish.

This is a wonderful option for people whose schedule and obligations would make it difficult to attend a local classroom course.  It also meets the licensure requirements for most states and is NASBLA approved.

Another option for the first mate or crew is the online course Crew at the Helm. It is an interactive online learning course that covers anchoring, docking, navigation, and more.

Learn the essential boating skills needed to operate a boat safely and become a confident and valued crew member. This comprehensive seminar can be completed in 2 -4 hours.

To purchase an online course, go to and click on the “Learn” tab. For local Grand Lake information go to, on Facebook: America’s boating club-grand lake.

Boating Safety - Did You Know

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