Originally Posted by jameswilson29
I took the free Boat/US course online - relatively fast and painless from the safety of my home: Free BoatUS Foundation Online Boating Safety Course
I am not sure why anyone pays for sailing lessons when there are so many books, free resources, and people looking for crew.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary is wonderful as is the Power Squadron, the exceptions to that advice. I took their boating safety class for a small fee 20 years ago to lower my insurance.
Some of us dumb asses just like to burn hundred dollar bills.
"The BoatUS Foundation's Online Course is NOT approved by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection to satisfy the mandatory education requirements for boaters and PWC operators."
I went took the ASA basic keelboat class and it included the CT "boaters license", but, not the personal watercraft endorsement.
I piss away money on all kinds of stupid stuff. It's a hobby. You should try it, oh...wait, you already have a hobby.