America’s Boating Club to offer online boating course
America’s Boating Club of Sanibel-Captiva will present the America’s Boating Course in two sessions — March 3 from 6 to 9:30 p.m. and March 13 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — using a virtual online format.
The course covers basic boat operation and safety, with an emphasis on boating the waters around Sanibel and Captiva. Among the topics covered are aids to navigation, required and recommended safety equipment, boat handling, docking, right of way rules, VHF radio operation, and handling emergencies at sea. Participants learn basic chart reading and about local channels and waterways.
The course is designed for those new to boating or the area, as well as experienced boaters who would like to strengthen their skills. Senior, highly experienced instructors present the material using lectures, videos and presentations. Completion of the course and passing a simple exam qualifies participants to receive a Boating Safety Education ID card from the state.
The cost of the course and course book is $50.
Participants must register by Feb. 19.
To register, visit www.sancapboating.club, click on the “Education” tab at the top of the page and complete the registration form for the “America’s Boating Course” on March 3 and 13.
For more information, contact lead instructor Bob Orr at 239-579-0139 or firstname.lastname@example.org.