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Description Offerings
Americas Boating Course (ABC):

 America's Boating Course (ABC)

Learn the fundamentals of safe boat handling and operation plus basic piloting in this comprehensive classroom course. This newly revised course will give you the basics of line throwing, knot tying, boat handling, anchoring, navigation rules and aids, emergencies on the water and more. Instructors have many years of boating experience 

This course is recommended because of its detailed course study. With successful completion of our ABC course you receive a certificate of safe boating from the State. 

   Topics include:

  • Required Safety Equipment
  • Navigation Rules & Aids
  • Finding Your Way
  • Marlinspike (knots!)
  • State Vessel Registration & Regulations
  • Trailering
  • Anchoring
  • Communications Afloat
  • Lights and Sound signals

Graduates earn a Wisconsin DNR Safety Certificate The cost is $29.95 for the 244 page full color manual which is your text book.  $5.00 for an additional family member to share course materials.  Students are 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Register online at:    Questions, call Gregg at (920)544-3970 or e-mail:

Date and Time:
Location: Cabela's Look for class to start in early April 2018



Build boating confidence and competence for safe and fun on-the-water adventures.  Seamanship provides a foundation of knowledge and skills in boat handling and maneuvering, boat operation, skipper's responsibilities, and boating techniques that will advance your boating enjoyment.

What's included?

For both sail and power boats, Seamanship covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Types of boats and how they behave on the water
  • Anchoring in various conditions
  • Docking and line handling
  • Close quarter maneuvering
  • Rules of the road
  • Communication with other boats
  • How to respond to various emergencies
  • Marlinespike/basic knots
  • And other interesting topics

This course is normally completed in 8 two-hour sessions: six sessions of study, one session of review and one session for the exam.


This class will be offered in a classroom setting as well as an internet course.  If you can't make it to the classroom you can follow along online.  Please email with questions.

Questions, call Gregg at (920)544-3970 or e-mail:

Date and Time: Class runs for 8 weeks starting Oct. 10 - Nov 28 Tuesday evenings 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Brown County Library
Member cost: $55.00 Public cost: $75.00
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