Stay at home, learn at home
Keep yourself and others safe on and off the water
Due to public health concerns surrounding COVID-19, America’s Boating Club has canceled in-person classes and other events to keep our staff, members and the community safe.
It’s important for all of us to help mitigate the impact of this virus on our communities, but you can still be productive while practicing social distancing and self-isolation. America’s Boating Club offers a variety of online offerings to educate and entertain you from the safety of your home.
Online courses and seminars
Become a better boater at your own pace by taking America’s Boating Course, our premiere online boating course (available in English or Spanish). When followed by a boating license test for state boating certification, our online course prepares you to get your state boating card while teaching you all the skills you’ll need to be safe on the water.
Additionally, we offer 10 online seminars, ranging from cruise planning to hurricane preparedness. You can learn about a variety of safe boating topics at home today. (Be sure to sign up to receive alerts about future live webinars led by one of our instructors.)
Our online seminars only cost $30; America’s Boating Club members receive a 25% discount.
Safe boating videos
America’s Boating Channel features safe boating videos and boater education digital media created especially for boaters, by boaters. Learn about life jacket use, cold water survival, docking and much more. America’s Boating Channel also offers a comprehensive, clickable 2020 Video Guide for ease of use. Just click on the desired image to go to the selected video. The PDF guide makes it easy to share these boating videos with others during these days of social distancing.
Vessel safety exams
Although our members aren’t performing in-person vessel safety checks at this time, you can still be safe by giving your boat a virtual vessel safety check.