ERIC Number: ED070943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Skipper's Course.
Coast Guard, Washington, DC.
This book is a self-instructional program for learning boating safety rules and practices. A "quick quiz" is presented at the end of each topic of information (usually every page), and a review concludes each of the major sections, which are: (1) Prelude to Boating--overview, classes of boats, safe boat trailering; (2) Safety Afloat--presailing procedures, the launching ramp, fueling, the float plan, making ready to sail; (3) Underway--rules of operation, hazardous areas, anchoring, emergency procedures, distress signals, foul weather handling; (4) Returning to Port--mooring, securing equipment, returning the boat to the trailer, cancel float plan; and (5) Aids to Safe Boating--introduction, rules of the road, navigation lights, aids to navigation. An end-of-course test is provided. An answer sheet for the test, with a request for additional information on boating safety, can be mailed without charge to the Coast Guard. Appendixes offer information on the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary; Coast Guard District Offices, Rescue Coordination Centers and Marine Inspection Offices; a glossary of boating terms; a list of other useful texts; and a sample float plan. (KM)
Descriptors: Autoinstructional Aids, Glossaries, Government Publications, Guides, Individual Testing, Navigation, Programed Instructional Materials, Recreational Activities, Safety Education, Safety Equipment
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Coast Guard, Washington, DC.