One of the main goals of America's Boating Club is boating safety through education. We believe that an educated boater is a safer boater. In addition to its public education program, USPS teaches a series of outstanding members courses that cover advanced seamanship, navigational techniques, and boat handling, maintenance, and enhancement topics. Learn how to become a member of USPS and take any or all of these courses.
Boat Handling builds your competence and confidence on the water with an in-depth look at the practical boating skills.
Offshore Navigation and Celestial Navigation, a must for oceangoing captains, teach you about planning and monitoring your voyage using modern marine electronics and how celestial observations can help you estimate your vessel’s position with confidence.
Electronic Navigation gives you basic information on the various electronic devices available today that help you navigate and select routes
Engine Maintenance gives you information on how engines work and basic maintenance procedures, as well as how to recognize problems.
Marine Electrical Systems provides information on Alternating and Direct current, as well as boat electrical systems
Marine Communication Systems explains the different types of radios and communication options
Radar for Boaters gives you basic information on radar
Weather is a detailed study of the causes of weather, various types of storms, clouds, and predicting weather
Sail lets you learn about basic sailboat designs and nomenclature, rigging, and safety from experienced sailors. Then tackle the physical aspects of all forces and techniques, sail applications, marlinespike, helmsman ship, and handling of difficult all conditions.
Cruising and Cruise Planning prepare you for a multi-day voyage.