In this time of COVID-19 and social distancing, boaters still need to have educational opportunities and know what it means to be safe on the water. This includes new challenges that have been presented at this time. America’s Boating Club and our Houston Squadron are here to help!
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hasn’t presented guidance specific to boaters. Boaters should review and plan to follow their “Daily Activities and Going Out” guidelines.
It is important to know that you can still get emergency assistance when out on the water. Our partners with the United States Coast Guard have created a web page with some useful information. BoatUS and Sea Tow have also provided updates and guidance on their services also.
America’s Boating Club Houston is continuing to provide excellent boater education during this time. We have held many seminars, courses, and other learning opportunities (like “Conversations with Chris”) via video conferencing. In-person classes of our America’s Boating Course are available again, incorporating safety guidelines to maximize classroom safety as well as on-the-water safety in our community.
We will continue to offer educational opportunities online even after this pandemic is behind us. We believe it is the way forward in education. As conditions allow, we will add more and more in-person classes and activities as well. A list of our current online events should appear on this page. Many of these are free for anyone to join, while some require a tuition fee be paid in order to get credit with United States Power Squadrons / America’s Boating Club. You can always view our calendar of events here, and find a complete schedule of all of our classes here.
From the entire Houston Squadron, we hope you and your family stay safe and well and on the water. We are here for you!