This course meets North Carolina specific and National Association of State Boating Law
Administrators (NASBLA*) requirements for certification. Our Basic Safe Boating Course fulfills
North Carolina boat licensing law and is taught by many experienced volunteers who have a tremendous
amount of on the water personal experience. After completion of this boating course, you will be able
•        Legally operate a boat with 10+ hp under the age of 26
•        Take advanced courses: Seamanship, Piloting, Weather, Sail, Engine Maintenance, Marine
Electronics, etc. Advanced Courses
Our Basic Safe Boating Course topics include:
•        Boat terminology
•        Boat Handling
•        Basic Knots
•        VHF Marine Radio
•        Piloting
•        Charts and Electronic Navigation
•        Course Plotting
•        Navigation Aids (buoys and day markers)
•        Navigation Rules
•        Light and Sound signals
•        Adverse Conditions and Emergencies
•        Personal Watercraft Operation
•        North Carolina and Federal boating laws and regulations

New River Sail and Power Squadron
America's Boating Class 3