United States Power Squadrons®
America's Boating Club®
Pensacola Sail and Power Squadron

Boat Handling Course

Boat Handling (S) (Formerly Seamanship) builds on the basics of recreational boating presented in the America's Boating Course. It adds foundational information for continuing boater education. The course contents should facilitate knowledge development for increased safe operation of recreational boats and provide the basis, with further study, for completion of USCG licensing examination. Emphasis within the course has been placed on higher level boating skills, rules of the road, and marlinespike.

Topics covered include: Things to consider before you go; The Boat; Slow Speed Maneuvering; Handling at Sea; Rules of the Road; Anchoring, Mooring and Rafting; Emergencies on the Water; and Marlinespike.

Upon successful completion the grade of Seaman (S) is awarded. There are no course prerequisites.