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Education is one of the most important aspects of boating and fishing safely and responsibly. Knowing the ins and outs of your boat, how to navigate waterways, how to read a nautical chart and how to operate a VHF radio are just a few important things to learn before going out on the water.
Every state has its own boating safety requirements and guidelines, but regardless of rules and regulations, successfully completing a boating course increases your water safety and boating skills.
For more information on local and national boating education programs consult your states boating page, select your state below.
Several national organizations also offer boat safety courses:
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