Originally Posted by Kernix
USCG - nice - found this - looks like I'll have to drive to MD but that beats spending $300:
Interactive / Self-Study Courses Length of Class Audience
America's Boating Course (ABC) - On-Line/CD-ROM Self-Paced All boaters
Multi-Lesson Classroom Courses Length of Class Audience
America's Boating Course (ABCM) - Multi-Session 2-4 sessions All Boaters
Navigation (NAV) 6-12 sessons All Boaters
Boating Skills & Seamanship (BS&S) 8-13 sessions Power Boaters
Let's Go Sailing (LGS) 4 sessions Sailors
Seminar (One-Day) Classroom Courses Length of Class Audience
America's Boating Course (ABCS) - Seminar 8 hours All Boaters
GPS for Mariners (GPSFM) 4-6 hours All Boaters
How To Read A Nautical Chart (HRNC) 3 hours All Boaters
Personal Water Craft Safety (PWC) 1-2 hours All Boaters
Suddenly In Command (SIC) 4 hours All Boaters
Classes For Kids Length of Class Audience
Boating Fun (BF) 1 Hour 4-9 Year Olds
Waypoints (WP) 1-3 Hours 10-12 Year Olds
I went to the class today, it was alright, you can just buy the book they use, which is for BSK I and II is Boating Skills and Seamanship ( 13th edition ) http://www.amazon.com/Boating-Skills...e=UTF8&s=books
and read it ! Itís a two hour class with everything in power point.
And then the book they use for the basic and advanced navigation is this one http://www.amazon.com/Advanced-Coast...e=UTF8&s=books
Because of my schedule, next month I wont be able to attend these classes because they inflict with school, so I have to read these books, which I would rather do anyways.
If the drive is really far you may reconsider it after you take the first class, but donít get me wrong it was nice to be around professionals and experts, but for me thatís going to have to wait til I hit the water.