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TWRA Boat Safety Course

Any Tennessee resident born after January 1, 1989 must show the TWRA-issued wallet Boating Safety Education Certificate as proof of successful completion of the TWRA Boating Safety exam. No other certificate will be accepted as meeting the requirements of the law. For out-of-staters if you were born after January 1, 1989 TWRA will accept any NASBLA approved boating safety certificate. More details can be found on the TWRA website

The TWRA Boat Safety course, open to anyone age 12 or older, is given by our certified instructors John Haluska and John White of the America’s Boating Club – Memphis and John White the US Coast Guard AUxillary. The cost of the course is $10. Class size is limited so early registration is encouraged. For more information contact

Attendees will be need to bring a Type 600 Exam Permit (purchased from any place that sells hunting/fishing license i.s. Walmart or Bass Pro). The permit cost is $10.

To register for a course or for additional information email

If you are interested in taking any of the USPS Seminars listed below, please contact our Education Officer at

  1. - Advanced Powerboat Handling
  2. - Anchoring
  3. - Basic Coastal Navigation
  4. - Boat Handling Under Power
  5. - Boating on Rivers, Locks and Lakes
  6. - Crossing Borders
  7. - Emergencies on Board
  8. - Fuel and Boating
  9. - How to Use a Chart
  10. - Hurricanes and Boat Preparation
  11. - Knots, Bends and Hitches
  12. - Man Overboard
  13. - Marine RADAR
  14. - Mariner’s Compass
  15. - Mastering the Rules of the Road
  16. - Paddle Smart
  17. - Partner in Command
  18. - Practical On-The-Water Training
  19. - Sail Trim and Rig Tuning
  20. - Tides and Currents
  21. - Trailering Your Boat
  22. - Using GPS
  23. - Using VHF & VHF/DSC Marine Radio

February 2014 MissPrints

Commanders Comments
It has been an interesting year for many of us and I look forward to spending more time on the water this summer. I just completed my second and hopefully last surgery last week, this time to repair a bad disc in my neck and so far so good. The recovery time should not be too long and I am already getting Spring fever. Continue reading

January 2014 MissPrints

Testing 123
Whether you are studying for a captain’s license or just want to test your boating knowledge, there is a web site for that. Using a database of over 10,000 USCG exam questions, you can test yourself on subjects such as: AB Seaman, Nav lights, Rules of the Road, Navigation, Safety, Deck General, and Navigation Problems. Check it out at:
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