On-Water Training: BoatUS Foundation

2019 On-Water Boat Handling Courses 

Affordable introductory courses for the whole family.

Whether you love boating and want to gain confidence at the helm, you’re considering buying or renting a boat and want to learn new skills, or you’re just curious about boating, these courses are a fun, easy, and affordable way to build your boating confidence!

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The BoatUS Foundation is offering three courses that will focus on introductory boat-handling techniques, including:
 
  • centering the wheel
  • shifting
  • steering and throttle control
  • stopping
  • station holding
  • understanding the “weathervane” effect
  • how to use “the boater’s eye” technique to safely navigate
All courses are taught aboard 20-26 foot powerboats provided by Freedom Boat Club Annapolis. Courses are three hours long and include show admission. The course cost is $149 each.
 

Intro to Boating 

3 hours on-water
3-4 students per boat

  • Centering the wheel
  • Shifting gears and throttle control
  • Preparing the boat for departure
  • Steering straight at idle speed
  • Station Holding

 

Women Making Waves

3 hours on-water
3-4 students per boat

  • Centering the wheel
  • Shifting gears and throttle control
  • Preparing the boat for departure
  • Steering straight at idle speed
  • Station Holding

Women Students Only

Precision Docking and Boat Handling

3 hours on-water
3-4 students per boat

  • 180 degree turn-arounds
  • Docking on port & starboard
  • Departing from dock
  • Using S.C.A.N. procedures

Course Schedule:

  • Friday – 10:30, 11:00, 12:30, 1:00, 2:30, and 3:00
  • Saturday – 10:30, 11:00, 12:30, 1:00, 2:30, and 3:00
  • Sunday – 10:30 and 11:00

 

 
 

The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is a national leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. Funded primarily by donations from the more than half-million members of Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nonprofit provides innovative educational outreach directly to boaters and anglers with the aim of reducing accidents and fatalities, increasing stewardship of America’s waterways and keeping boating safe for all. A range of boating safety courses – including 36 free state courses – can be found at BoatUS.org/Courses.


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Bay Bridge Boat Show
Bay Bridge Marina,
Stevensville, Maryland


Friday, April 17, 2020 
10:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday, April 25, 2020
10:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday, April 26, 2020
10:00am - 5:00pm


TICKET PRICES
Adult One Day - $12
Adult Two Day Combo - $19
Children - 12 & under FREE


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