Public safe boating course slated Aug. 4-5 at P-Cola Yacht Club
Pensacola Sail and Power Squadron will present its America’s Boating Course Aug. 4-5 at the Pensacola Yacht Club, located at 1897 Cypress St.
The weekend course includes eight hours of instruction & exam from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day.
Subjects covered include: Florida Boating Laws, Boat Terms, Boat Handling, Anchoring, Boat Equipment Requirements, Navigation Rules, Aids to Navigation, Adverse Conditions, VHF Radio, Trailering, and Personal Water Craft.
The course meets requirements for Florida Boating Safety Education ID card required to operate a power boat if born after 1/1/1988. There is no registration fee or tuition. Textbooks are $40 and can be shared.
The squadron is also offering Introduction to Navigation Aug. 11-12 at the same site. Subjects covered include: Chart Characteristics, Plotting on a Chart, The Mariner’s Compass, Calculating a Steering Course, Digital Charts using OpenCPN software.
For more class info, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 813-731-6327.