Rules of the Road & Aids to Navigation
This program covers 38 United States Coast Guard Navigation Rules and Regulations, which have been developed for both inland and international waters. Not only will you learn what the rules are, but how to apply, understand and operate your vessel under any condition of visibility. You'll also learn how to assess risk situations and to avoid collisions whether in narrow channels, while overtaking, crossing or in head-on situations to make your boating safer and more enjoyable. Subjects covered include: Requirements for navigational lights and day shapes, Maneuvering and warning signals, Towing and pushing, Sound signals, Distress signals, Sailing and steering rules for different size vessels. Our waterways are controlled by a system of markers commonly known as "Aids to Navigation." This consists of a system of buoys, day beacons, lights, light platforms, radio beacons and foghorns. Whether a power boater or sailor, this excellent guide will teach you how to read these markers to improve your overall boating skills and enhance your enjoyment on the water.