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MARATHON SAIL & POWER SQUADRON
Boating The Florida Keys ...
ALL CLASSES ARE OPEN TO THE  PUBLIC

 
"America's Boating Course" course is taught to the public in our Squadron "Brady" Building, 5211 Loggerhead Lane, Marathon Florida 33050. (Located immediately behind the Panda House Restaurant on U.S. 1)  This course is offered to promote public awareness of the dangers on the water and to teach safe and proper skills.  The Instructors are knowledgable local volunteers from the Marathon Sail and Power Squadron, and it's offered in our dedicated Classroom Building. If you pay the $30 for course materials, you can bring the rest of your family for free! Only the one person will receive the Book and Certificate though, unless registered and paid.

To Register:

Click Here for Course Reservation Form
NOTE -
Even though you can register and pay at the start of class, we really need your advance registration online so that we can order your book to have available

The course covers:
              
- Boating terms, types, charts, fueling, safety, handling, anchoring, trailering, and Personal Water Craft
- Required equipment, navigation lights, boat registration, law enforcement and Florida regulations.
- Aids to navigation, navigation rules, emergencies including use of VHF radio.
- Review of homework, overall review, final exam and awarding of certificates, membership  interviews.                        

  
The course is open the public, 12 years or older.  Successful completion of this course will qualify that person to obtain a Florida Boating Safety Education I.D. Card.  You do not have to own a boat to take this course, however, if you had to handle someone else's boat in an emergency, would you know how to cope?  Take the course, learn form the experts.  You never know when that bit of knowledge will become useful.

Registration is at 8:15 AM  Saturday morning. (Coffee & Tea will be on)
NOTE -
Even though you can register and pay at the start of class, we really need your advance registration online so that we can order you book to have available

Cost is $35 per person (cash or check) payable at registration.
  
(The course itself is free, but this covers the materials)

Class begins promptly at 8:30 AM  (right after registration) and will run until 12:30 PM. 
Return Sunday at 8:30 AM to continue, then a review, exam (60 questions) and squadron orientation.

To Register:

Click Here for Course Reservation Form
NOTE -
Even though you can register and pay at the start of class, we really need your advance registration online so that we can order you book to have available

E-Mail pre-registration questions (optional): absten@lasertraining.org
or call our Squadron Educational Officer (SEO) Gregory Absten at 305.849.0285

Location:  Courses taught at dedicated educational classroom building
           5211 Loggerhead Lane,  Marathon, FL 33050    

Please send ANY mail to our P.O. Box at:
Marathon Sail & Power Squadron
PO Box 500055
Marathon, Florida 33050

Our Classroom building itself, called the "Brady Building" is located at 5211 Loggerhead Lane in Marathon.
The Building is located behind the Panda-House Restaurant which is across from PUBLIX Grocery at the corner of Rt 1 and Sombrero Blvd at the traffic light.
(Turn onto 52nd St Gulfside, then the 1st turn to the right onto Loggerhead). A sign is out in the front yard. It's just across Loggerhead from St Columba Church on the corner.

To find out more here -->       Course Description - National Perspective

Most insurance companies will grant reductions in premiums for class completion.  At the conclusion of the course, those who successfully complete the course will be issued a certificate. You do not have to own a boat to take the course. Bring the family.

Public Boating Course
AMERICA'S BOATING COURSE (ABC)
LEARN TO SKIPPER A BOAT WITH CONFIDENCE!
THIS COURSE MEETS THE REQUIREMENTS OF FLORIDA LAW ....
.....which requires that anyone born on or after January 1, 1988 must pass an approved boating education course to operate a motor vessel of 10 or more HP within the State of Florida.

One Weekend Completes Entire Course!     

NEXT: Jan 21-22, 2017 Sat-Sun

$35 - and we'll apply that to your MSPS membership if you join!
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