BOATING SKILLS (LPA 0402): This introduction to the safe operation of sail and power watercraft is presented by Fox Valley Sail & Power. Topics include: boat handling under normal and adverse conditions, navigation rules and aids, knots and lines, nautical charts, basic piloting techniques, docking, proper use of the marine radio, trailering, safety equipment, personal watercraft usage and relevant state and federal regulations. Course meets standards of National Association of State Boating Law Administrator and includes a proctored exam recognized in all 50 states. Students that receive certification can receive a boat operator’s certificate from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources at no additional charge. All materials are included.
Please note, not all courses are offered every semester.