America’s Boating Club

America’s Boating Club – Captree is offering boater safety courses in early 2023. Upon successful completion, you will be awarded a Safe Boating Certificate, which is required for all boaters born on or after January 1, 1988, and all boaters, regardless of age, on January 1, 2025, as per NY State’s Brianna’s Law. It is also required for all PWC (Jet Ski) operators, regardless of age.

The America’s Boating Course (ABC Course) is the most comprehensive, single-source boating course available that provides the skills needed to enjoy your time on the water and boat safely with confidence. This boating course will also reduce your risk of accidents and injuries and save you money on boat insurance.

What You Will Learn:

  • Information about NY State Boating Laws, regulations, boat registration, and licensing
  • Required boating safety equipment
  • Dos and Don’ts of boating safety
  • Practical knowledge of navigation and “rules of the road”.
  • How to handle medical emergencies onboard and mechanical problems on the water
  • The basics of towing and trailering

The ABC Course consists of four, virtual, evening classes, each two hours long, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm and a fifth evening for the final exam which is given online. They will be held on the ZOOM platform. You will need a computer with a camera to take these classes.

Tuition and course material is $60 which is fully refunded upon passing the final exam for all members of BBC complements of the Jerry Cappa Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Class dates for the class are March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4th from 7pm- 9pm via Zoom

Register for either offering at: or call 516-526-8177 BBC Member Contact: John Latini