Available for classroom and self study, it is absolutely the finest basic boating course on the market.
America's Boating Course is a joint effort between USPS and the United States Coast Guard Axillary. This course includes an interactive computer CD-ROM that serves as a "virtual" instructor with audio and video clips for those who wish to take the class as a self study.
America's Boating Course is recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard and has been approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. Michigan recognizes ABC as meeting its education requirements.
ABC runs four weeks, plus an exam in week five.
Introduction to Piloting (ABC-Chapter 5) is taught as a supplement course to ABC. It provides the student with basic skills in reading a navigational chart and trip or course plotting skills.
To participate in either the classroom version of ABC or obtain materials for the self-study version contact