Classes Offered By ASPS

The Atlanta Sail & Power Squadron will be offering the following boating courses, available to both members and the public:

America’s Boating Course (ABC)

America’s Boating Course is our basic boater safety program and is offered in a single, full day format on Saturdays. Course fee is $18/student online or $20/student cash/check and $20 for the optional reference text. This state approved boating safety course fulfills GA requirements for boater safety education and is now mandatory for those born after 1 JAN 98 to legally operate a motorized vessel in GA waters.  ASPS uses certified instructors. The classroom dialog and interaction with other students reinforces the material and creates a more worthwhile learning experience than an online course.  Topics include state and federal regulations, safe boat operation, proper fueling practices, water sports, PWC operation, trailering, adverse conditions, anchoring and more. All students passing the course exam receive a certificate, wallet card and GA DNR registration. For dates, locations and to sign up, visit our pages for Lake Lanier classes or Lake Allatoona classes, or email

Advanced Classes


One Day Seminars

Practical On The Water Training

potwDo you learn better with hands-on training and retain more of what you learn? Then our Practical on the Water Training seminar is for you!  An excellent complement to our basic America’s Boating Course, this six hour seminar is the perfect combination of three hours of classroom training and three hours of hands-on on-the-water training. It provides an explanation of how your boat handles and why. Video clips let you visualize the techniques prior to your experiencing them on the water. Each student receives a copy of Powerboat Handling Illustrated, a DVD, a Student Manual, and a certificate acknowledging his/her training. Topics include:  use of lines, departing the dock, operating in a fairway, pivoting, mooring, backing, docking, steering, maneuvering through a slalom course, golding course on a range and quick stop.

Date: Saturday June 24, 9am – 3pm EDT
Rain Cancel Alternate Date: Sunday, June 25, 9am – 3pm EDT
Location: Lake Lanier, GA
Pricing: Member $150, Non-Member: $200
10% Discount for Online Registration Member $135, Non-Member: $180

This class is full and no longer accepting registrations.  

Partner in Command

partnerincommandThis seminar provides an introduction to boating for crew members who need basic information and who may or may not have taken a boating course. It is designed to provide essential information one may require to assist a skipper in the safe operation of a recreational boat. Included in the seminar are actions in response to emergencies. There are classroom and on-the-water portions.

Date: Saturday July 15, 2017 from 9am-2pm ET
Location: Lake Lanier, GA
Pricing: Member: $50, Non-Member: $75
10% Discount for Online Registration Member: $45, Non-Member: $67.50

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