Recreational Boating Safety Classes in Southeast Alaska

Updated: May 14

AMSEA has had strong interest in recreational boating safety classes throughout Southeast Alaska this year. Since April, we have conducted classes aimed at the safety needs of canoe & kayak paddlers, sailors, and power boaters in the communities of Juneau, Sitka, Haines, Angoon, Hydaburg, Klawock, and Metlakatla.

Upcoming, we have a class in Sitka on October 23, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and October 24 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This hands-on workshop will cover the following classroom topics:

  • Small Boat Handling

  • Reading Navigational Aids

  • Tides & Anchoring

  • Docking & Maneuvering

  • Introduction to Knot Tying

  • Engine Troubleshooting

  • Emergency Procedures

  • Distress Signals & MAYDAYs

  • EPIRBs, SPOT, InReach, Smart Phones

  • PFDs, Man Overboard & Prevention

  • Hypothermia & Cold-Water Survival

  • Firefighting & Flare Demonstrations

  • Boat Kits & Personal Survival Kits

  • Emergency Stays on Beach

The class will meet at NSRAA, 1308 Sawmill Creek Rd, Sitka, AK 99835. The cost for the workshop is $140 and individual instruction on your boat is available for an additional charge. Register online or call (907) 747-3287.

Would you like a boating safety class in your community? We can often put a class together for as few as eight participants. Call us to organize a class or get on the Waiting List to be notified of upcoming classes in your area.

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2924 Halibut Point Road ~ Sitka, AK 99835

p (907) 747-3287 / f (907) 531-1756


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