Education is a very important item with the Squadron and each year many classes are taught to enhance each member’s knowledge of Seamanship. Public Boating Classes are offered to the general public twice a year free of charge except for the cost of the text.  As a service to the public, this helps the Squadron to maintain our nonprofit status.  Once you are a Squadron member, there are many classes available to broaden your knowledge. The Duluth Squadron has won the Prince Henry award for teaching excellence.

Calendar of Classes

April 1, 15 & 22American’s Boating Course

Boating Courses

American’s Boating Course • In-Person

Date: April 1, 15 & 22
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00pm (April 1 & 15), 9:00-12:00 April 22
Location: Barker’s Island Clubhouse
RSVP: Friday, March 17

America’s Boating Course provides you with basic boating knowledge to decide what type and size boar you need, what to do when meeting another boat in a crowed waterway, and how to recognize and handle hazards. Become a more competent boater, learn from the best and enroll in America’s Boating Course today.

This course is offered as a classroom course or as an interactive online home study course for people whose schedule and obligations would make it difficult to attend a classroom course. Successful completion meets the boating education requirements for operator permits of licesure in most states.

May boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boater who successfully complete America’s Boating Course. And, this course provides a sound basis for continuing your recreational boating education.

Class topics include: Types of boats and their uses, boating laws, safety equipment, finding your way, adverse conditions, communications, trailering, knots and lines, water sports topics, introduction to electronic navigation using paper charts and chartplotters

Cost: $50 per person ($60 per couple to share materials)
Included in cost: Textbook, Divider, 4×15 Plotter

Contact: Rena Navarro, Education Officer

218-393-6421 •

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