Raleigh, N.C. – United States Power Squadrons – America’s Boating Club announced that it has launched its dedicated educational facilities, the America’s Boating Club Learning Centers. The first Learning Center will be located at the Fisherman’s Cove Resort in Tavares, Florida, with additional locations to be announced in the coming months. The initial schedule of hands-on boating courses will include classes every Saturday and Sunday. Classes will be expanded to mid-week to match demand.
The Learning Centers courses build confidence at the helm while students are under the supervision of certified instructors. Participants develop and elevate safe boat handling skills and techniques through classroom sessions and professional on-the-water training. Each session is tailored to provide personal coaching for every student. Classes are suitable for beginners and advanced boaters.
“For more than 100 years, America’s Boating Club has been striving to find new ways to spread safe and enjoyable boating techniques for the benefit of the entire community, like through our new Learning Centers,” said Gary Cheney, chief commander, United States Power Squadrons. “Since we are a non-profit, our courses are affordable and by setting up our Learning Centers in key locations across the country, we are making it easier for people to get hands-on, high-quality training and gain valuable experience. Whether you visit a Learning Center or join one of our local Squadrons, we encourage every boater to never stop learning.”
Located on Lake Harris, Fisherman’s Cove Marina is considered the gateway to freshwater fun in Lake County, Florida. Lake Harris is eight miles long by six miles wide, covering 15,322 acres of water and part of the Harris Chain of lakes totaling 45,583 acres of fresh water. A full-service marina, Fisherman’s Cove offers fuel, food and lodging and features 60 wet slips, 160 covered high and dry racks, wash and work racks with water and electricity, in and out forklift, and expert dock hands. It is conveniently located within an easy drive from Orlando and Tampa.
For over a hundred years, America’s Boating Club has been providing unsurpassed boating safety education. Offering classes For Boaters, By Boaters in boat handling, navigation, boat maintenance, weather and related subjects, America’s Boating Club serves as a virtual “yacht club” with activities for all types of recreational boaters. With over 27,000 members organized into 356 local squadrons across the country, America’s Boating Club is comprised of families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education.