Welcome to the BoatUS Foundation Online Learning Center.
The BoatUS Foundation offers the only FREE online boating safety course developed specifically for your state. We also offer a wide range of advanced courses that will help you gain the knowledge to make you confident in any boating situation you encounter. Scroll down to learn more about the courses we offer.
Weather for Boaters
A Boaters Guide to Forecasting Winds and Storms
Have you ever had the weather ruin your weekend on the water? What if you could anticipate the weather changes and understand what your observations really mean? From learning to recognize the early signs of changing weather to the basics of understanding storms, squalls, fog and wind shifts - our newest course from the United States Power Squadrons course will help you to make an informed decision about weather to go or stay.
Learning to sail is easy and fun! With this innovative online course, you will gain the knowledge to make sailing a breeze. Jump start or refresh your sailing techniques with interactive lessons from America's #1 Sailing School.
Are you a regular passenger on your family's or friend's boat? Become more confident with anchoring, signaling, handling, emergencies, first aid and much more. Learn essential information on how to assist in the safe operation of your boat.
Navigating Inland Waterways and Locks with Confidence
Learn what you must know to boat on our inland waterways with confidence and increase your fun on the water. Created in partnership with the US Power Squadrons, this course will teach boaters the ins and outs of inland boating, from reading a river to navigating locks to boating near dams. Members of the US Power Squadrons, US Coast Guard Auxiliary and Great Lakes Club are eligible for discounts in this course.
As boaters, we have a close connection to the health of our waterways. Clean water is an essential part of boating. This free course will show you the simple steps you can take to reduce the impact boating activities on our waterways. Our Clean Boating Courses give loads of great tips...
The BoatUS Foundation offers the only FREE online boating safety course developed specifically for your state. The course covers a wide range of topics appropriate for all boaters - power, sail and personal water craft.