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Boating Classes

    Did You Know???

  • Everyone born after January 1, 1989 must complete a certified boating safety education class to operate any motorized boat in Wisconsin.
     
  • When boating on the Great Lakes, children age 13 and under must wear a PFD while above decks and underway.
     
  • You can potentially receive a 10 - 15% discount on your boat insurance just for completing one of our classes!

   UPCOMING CLASS OFFERINGS FOR 2015
 

NOTE:  The flotilla plans to conduct a Boating Safety Class in mid-June.  Due to scheduling issues we will update this site in early June with specifics and a link for registration. 

An alternate DNR sponsored Boating Safety Class is held by the Sheriff's department in May.  See item 2 below for contact information to learn about the current dates.

 

  1. Boat Wisconsin - A Course in Responsible Boating
                        (DNR sponsored)
     
    • April 21, 24, 28, May 1 & 5, 2014
    • Mon & Thu sessions run from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
    • This is a course both youth and adults enjoy and that satisfies the State requirements for boaters age 12+.  Topics include:
      • Know Your Boat
      • Before You Get Underway
      • Operating Your Boat Safety
      • Legal Requirements For Boating
      • Boating Emergencies
      • Enjoying Water Sports
      • State of Wis. Boating Regulations
    • Cost $10.00.
    • This course is conducted by the USCG Auxiliary.
    • Classes are held at the Fond du Lac Yacht Club.

    To register for this course
     

    • This course is now full and Online Registration is closed.
       
    • NOTE: The student and a legal guardian must come to the Fond du Lac Yacht Club on April 17, between 6:00 - 8:00 PM to pick up study materials and make payment in preparation for the course.
        
    • Contact Mike Born for more information.
       
    • Find more DNR sponsored courses HERE

     

  2. Boat Wisconsin - A Course in Responsible Boating
                        (DNR sponsored)
     
    • May 12, 14, 19 and 21, 2014
    • Mon & Wed sessions run from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • This is a course both youth and adults enjoy and that satisfies the State requirements for boaters age 12+.  Topics include:
      • Know Your Boat
      • Before You Get Underway
      • Operating Your Boat Safety
      • Legal Requirements For Boating
      • Boating Emergencies
      • Enjoying Water Sports
      • State of Wis. Boating Regulations
    • Cost $10.00.
    • This course is conducted by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Department.
    • Classes are held at the Fond du Lac City/County Government Building in the Emergency Operations Center.

    To register for this course
     

    • Contact Aaron Rauls - 906-4664 x9062
    • Leave a message with your name and phone #

     

  3. Boating Skills and Seamanship 
     
    • This course is offered on demand only. 
    • This is an adult level course that focuses on:
      • Which Boat Is For You
      • Equipment For Your Boat
      • Trailering Your Boat
      • Handling Your Boat
      • Your "Highway" Signs
      • The Rules of the Nautical Road
      • Inland Boating
      • Boating Safely
      • You are also introduced to VHF radios, marlinspike and GPS navigation.
    • Cost $35.00. 

       
  4. Coastal Navigation - This two-hour short course demonstrates basic navigational skills with practical application using charts, dividers and parallel rulers.  
     
    • This course is held on demand only.
    • This is a hands-on course that covers:
      • Bearings
      • Headings
      • Compass Deviation
      • Dead Reckoning
      • Determining Position
    • Cost $ 10.00.  Free to any Boating Skills & Seamanship graduate - just show your card. 

     

  5. Go To the USCG Auxiliary Public Education Calendar Database to see other course offerings in the area.

     
  6. Except as noted, all classes are held at:

Fond Du Lac Yacht Club 

705 Mohawk Dr.

Fond Du Lac,WI 54935 

 

Contact Mike Born for more information.

 

If you prefer independent study, check out these other certified options: 

State of Wis. DNR BoatEd course available online -         Note:  not recommended for those under age 14.

America's Boating Course (ABC) available in 3 forms - online, an 80 page study manual or on CD-ROM.

 

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"The vast majority of boating accidents are caused by operator controllable factors and not by the boat, equipment or environmental factors."

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