America’s Boating Course

The Cape Cod Sail and Power Squadron presents this course

This course begins on January 9. Please arrive for the first class at 6:30 to register. The course teaches how to skipper a boat with confidence. Anyone interested in recreational boating is encouraged to attend this public boating course which includes essential information for every level of boater. The cost is $50.

The course meets in Orleans Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. through February 13 and offers two optional classes. Students learn about:

• Boat handling and & seamanship
• Required equipment
• Navigation rules of the road
• Knots, lines and docking
• Charts and aids to navigation
• Boat trailering and more

Course materials: Study guide/workbook, sample chart, course plotting tool (optional), and more Power, sail, and personal watercraft are covered. The course exceeds educational requirements in all states.

Time: 6:30 for registration, 7-9 p.m. for actual class.
Date: Tuesdays, January 9 – February 13
Place: Orleans Yacht Club, 39 Cove Road, Orleans
Cost: $50.

For more information and to register, contact 508-737-5374 or or pre-register on-line at

Cape Cod Marine Trades

The Cape Cod Marine Trades Association is an organization of almost 100 marine-related businesses that are working together to grow boating on Cape Cod and the Islands.