Who We Are

For more than 30 years we have been an important part of boating. Watch our latest video to learn more about why we do what we do.

Learn To Sail

As an introduction to sailing or a refresher, our online course is the perfect course for everyone. Learn from America’s #1 sailing school.

State Boating Course

Have you earned your state boating certificate? Take our free state boating course today.

Oil Product Tests

Are you prepared if you have a spill? We tested 21 spill response products. Learn which ones are up to the task.

Boating on Rivers, Locks, & Lakes

Feeling adventurous? Want to explore the Erie Canal, the Great Lakes or the entire length of the Mississippi? Boating on Rivers, Locks, and Lakes may be the course for you.

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help keep our programs afloat

Did you know that all these programs are made possible in large part from small donations by boaters like you? To help keep programs like the life jacket loaner sites, please choose from one of the following options.

The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is an innovative leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. The Foundation provides educational outreach directly to boaters and supports partner organizations nationwide.

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