The Navigation Rules are much like the rules of the road on the highway. They establish a consistent way to navigate safely and avoid collisions when two boats are crossing paths, are on course to meet head-on, or when one boat wishes to overtake another. All USCG Auxiliary members are required to have a basic understanding of Navigation Rules (usually gained when they take their initial boating safety class during their transition from AP/IQ to BQ).
This class delves into the detailed Navigation Rules (International and Inland Navigation Rules) manual which contains the International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea, 1972 (72 COLREGS). It also contains the Inland Naviation Rules, which were enacted by law on 24 December 1980 and became effective for all Inland waters except the Great Lakes on 24 December 1981. The Inland Rules became effective on the Great lakes on 1 March 1983.
At the current time there are no classes scheduled for this course. Check this page often to see if a class has been scheduled for this course.