America's Boating Course (ABC) 2022

Madison Comprehensive High School

Public Boating Education Course Offered

New to boating?

Want to develop your boating skills?

Wish to learn boating safety?

Sign up now for America's Boating Course (ABC). The course

meets the State of Ohio boating education requirements. This in- 

person class is taught by a certified instructor of the Mansfield

Power Squadron and allows you to seek answers to your questions

while gaining knowledge of boating and boating safety.

The class will run Wednesdays for approximately 10 weeks, 

starting September 14th from 7-9pm. The class is held at 

Madison Comprehensive High School, 600 Esley Lane, 

Mansfield. Registration is made through the Madison 

Adult Career Center. Call 419.589.6363.

Topics covered include:

  - boating terms, boat types and their use

  - boating laws, regulations, registration, licensing

    (state and federal)

  - safety and safety equipment (required and 


  - finding your way safely, charting 

  - boat handling, rules of the road, aids to navigation 

  - anchoring, docking, knots and lines 

  - trailering, towing, boat maintenance 

  - communications, marine radio 

  - how to handle medical emergencies, mechanical

    problems, and more


Take a boating class and reduce your risk of accidents 

and injuries, save on boat insurance, and qualify for a 

state boat operator certificate. Gain the knowledge and

skills you need to enjoy your time on the water and to 

boat with confidence.

Visit or call 419.975.9724 to 

learn more about the Mansfield Power Squadron, a

local nonprofit, and how to improve your boating skills

and knowledge or for a complimentary vessel safety check.

Visit and  

to learn more about the United States Power Squadron/ 

America's Boating Club, the largest non-profit family

boating organization in the United States.