Boating Classes

Auxiliary members teaching basic charting

Flotilla 39-06 has an extensive depth of knowledge and skills available to teach.  Our instructors have a deep and vast knowledge of maritime procedures and best practices. We currently offer the following types of public education courses to the general boating public:

  • About Boating Safely (ABS)
  • Boating Skills and Seamanship (BS&S)
  • Sailing Skills & Seamanship (SS&S)
    • Boating Safety
    • Inland Boating
    • Lines and Knots
    • Power Your Boat
    • Weather and Boating
    • Your Boats Radio
  • America’s Boating Course (ABC)
  • Navegando América (NAVAM)
  • Personal Watercraft Course (PWC)
  • Suddenly in Command (SIC)
  • Weekend Navigator (WN)
  • Modern Marine Navigation
  • Advanced Navigation and Charting
  • GPS Fundamentals - Navigating with GPS (GPSFM)
  • Waypoints (WP)
  • Introduction to RADAR
  • Introduction to Marine Communication
  • A Paddlers Guide to Safety
  • Paddlesports America (PSA)

If you have any questions regarding our class offerings, please contact our Flotilla Staff Officer for Public Education (FSO-PE) - Dan O'Connell.  Dan can be reached on his cell at (847) 436-5449 or via email at