|America's Boating Course Description
America's Boating Course ABC-3 (formerly Boat Smart) is a
course for all boaters - the personal watercraft operator; the
hunter or fisherman operating an outboard utility boat; the
skipper of a family cruiser; or the sailing enthusiast.
America's Boating Course is designed for both new and
experienced boaters. It is taught by knowledgeable volunteer
members of the Kalamazoo Sail and Power Squadron. The
sessions cover boat terms and types, knots, boat handling,
regulations, navigational aids, marine radio, adverse
conditions, trailering and PWC use. Course is 8 hours
(usually 2 hrs/nite 5 weeks with test on the final night of class).
Milwood Magnet School
2916 Konkle Street
Off Cork St, east of Portage Rd
and west of Sprinkle Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Introduction to Charting is a companion course to ABC and teaches students how
to read and use a nautical chart to safely plot a course. Very hands on.
DNR - Boating Safety for Youth is required of all persons ages 14 through 32 who
wish to operate a PWC or age 12 to 16 to operate a boat of 6 hp or more on Michigan
water. Participants must pass the 8 hour class with a score of 70% or higher. All
students should bring two no. 2 pencils and their social security number.
DNR = Department of Natural Resources.
Those living closer to Battle Creek may take the ABC course.
Passing either the ABC or DNR exam will provide certification for PWC operation.
Winter - Battle Creek
America's Boating Course 3
ABC is 4 nights + exam
Usually offered each winter in
late March and early April
Intro. toCharting (formally Chart
Smart) Usually offered in May
Thursdays, 7:00 to 9:00 PM
please come early first night for
Battle Creek Contact:
Nils or Karen Strand
Details also available via
Lakeview Community Education
click on Enrichment Classes
Winter - Kalamazoo
America's Boating Course
Usually offered late February or
Kalamazoo ABC Contact:
Wally Corder Room 601
Meeting at the same place and time:
Mondays, 6 to 8 PM
DNR: Boating Safety for Youth (12-16)
Kal. DNR Contact:
Harold Hladky (269) 274-1995
Lois Whitmore (269) 345-4521
Register for DNR class (269) 337-0446
via KPS Community Education
click on Schedule for details
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Lakeview Middle School
300 S 28th St at Columbia Ave
1 block east of Meijers & Helmer Rd
Battle Creek, MI 49015
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