Wilmington Sail and Power Squadron: Safe Boating Education

Safe Boating (and Sailing) Education Opportunity

Safe boating education is recommended for all sailors and boaters, but certification is mandatory for all those born after January 1, 1978 on Delaware waters, and July 1, 1975 in Maryland, who intend to operate any mechanically (motor) propelled craft.

Safe Boating Education Class
Donna Zimmerman conducts a safe boating class.


The Wilmington Sail and Power Squadron (WSPS) will be offering a safe boating course this spring. The club strives to ensure that students who participate in this course are prepared to have fun on the water as well as to pass the exam. Course topics include a broad introduction to boating laws and skills—boat hulls and propulsion, trailers, rules of the road, aids to navigation, charts, anchoring, emergencies, water sports, and more. All course materials provided. The course is NASBLA approved and meets the educational requirements of the United States Coast Guard as well as all local and state authorities.


This safe boating course will be held at the Delaware Safety Council Classroom, 2 Penn’s Way, Suite 201, New Castle, DE 19720, on three successive Saturday sessions of three hours each, beginning April 18 and concluding May 2, with wrap-up and exam from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. On April 18, class will start at 8:45 a.m. Bring a $35 check or cash. For more information or to reserve a seat call Mark Atkinson at (302) 368-7857 or email him. Learn more about WSPS here.