Boating Class Information


The Eastern Shores Flotilla is very active in the education of the boating population. The most popular course taught is the About Boating Safely (ABS) . This is the classroom (seminar) version of our popular online boating course. About Boating Safely gives students the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely.

This class is taught usually of the 3rd Saturday of every month. The exceptions are July and October when the ABS class will be taught on the 4th Saturday. For more information, please seen the topic Boating Courses on the website.

In addition to the scheduled 'About Boating Safely' class, the Eastern Shore Flotilla is available to teach 'on-demand' additional classes covering seamanship, sailing and navigation classes. The classes can be taught one-on-one or to your church, scouting, civic, school or other groups and organizations. If you are interested in any of the classes listed below, please contact the staff officer in charge of public education, Richard Geiger via email

Boating Fun 1 hour 4-9 year olds
Boating Skills & Seamanship 8 to 13 lessons Power Boaters
GPS For Mariners 3 hours All boaters
How To Read a Nautical Chart 3 hours All Boaters
Paddlesports America 4 hours All boaters
Personal Watercraft Course 1 hour All boaters
Sailing Skills & Seamanship 8 to 13 lessons Sailors
SSS - Boating Safety 2 hours All Boaters
SSS - Inland Boating 2 hours All Boaters
SSS - Lines and Knots 2 hours All Boaters
SSS - Power Your Boat 2 hours All Boaters
SSS - Weather and Boating 2 hours All Boaters
SSS - Your Boats Radio 2 hours All Boaters
Suddenly In Command 4 hours All Boaters
Weekend Navigator 8 to 13 lessons All Boaters