America's Boating Course

America's Boating Course - 3rd Edition (ABC3)

Member/Nonmember Fee: Compliments of Judith A. Lowe Education Fund

A $50 value

Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, Drinks: $10

Course Covers:

  • Required Safety Equipment

  • Navigation Rules & Aids

  • Finding Your Way

  • Marlinspike (Knots!)

  • Registration & Ohio Department of Watercraft Regulations

  • Trailering

  • Anchoring

  • Communications Afloat

  • Lights and Sound Signals

Course completion qualifies you for the following:

- Certificate of Safe Boating from the State of Ohio

- FREE membership in the Power Squadron for 6 months

America's Boating Course



Dates and Times:


8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Registration begins at 7:30 am

1 Day, Lunch Included

Select 1 date:

Saturday, February 2, 2019


Saturday, February 23, 2019


CSPS Headquarters

8492 Cotter Street

Lewis Center, OH 43035

Learn the fundamentals of safe boat handling and operation plus basic piloting in this comprehensive classroom course. This newly revised course will give you the basics of line throwing, knot tying, boat handling, anchoring, navigation rules and aids, emergencies on the water and more.


Instructors have many years of boating experience shared between inland waters and Lake Erie. An Ohio Department of Natural Resources officer will present Ohio laws and rules.


Completion of this course qualifies you for a FREE 6 month Power Squadron membership and the opportunity to take our advanced courses.


With successful completion of our ABC course you receive a certificate of safe boating from the State of Ohio. 

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