America's Boating Course
with Scott Miller
This day-long workshop is designed to familiarize students with the fundamentals of safe boating. The course covers safety equipment, trip planning navigation rules and aids, state and federal regulations, anchoring, dealing with adverse conditions and emergencies, communications, trailering, and knots and lines. The course also introduces navigation and the use of charts - important information on determining where you are and how to safely go where you wish. The information is useful for users of all sorts of watercraft (power, sail, paddle) and for both ocean and freshwater boating. The course includes an examination for certification for states that require operator licenses. This course is sponsored by the United States Power Squadrons. Students who take the course and pass the exam will be offered a free 6-month membership in United States Power Squadrons. Scott Miller is an avid offshore sailor and racer, who has pursued rigorous practical and safety training in the UK and US. He holds a Yachtmaster Offshore certification. Student manuals are required and will be available at the Ellsworth Adult Ed Office after 03/16/18; as this is a one-day course, there is required reading to be done before the day of class. The manuals are $30.00 (may be shared) and there is an additional $10.00 per person fee payable to PBSPS, both to be paid when picking up the manual. These costs are in addition to the Adult Education registration fee. Please bring a bag lunch!
Mar 24th, 2018
Sat for 1 week from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
248 State Street, Suite 15
Ellsworth, ME 04605 Get directions
Room: Room 8