The Safe Boating in Hawaiian Waters course will provide you with the educational requirements for operating a vessel in State waters, as set forth by the National Association of Boating Laws Administrators (NASBLA) and the State Department of Land and Natural Resources. Learn about types of boats, the history and development of boating sports in Hawaii, and boating sports as a modern recreational activity. Also covered are safety issues with boating in Hawaiian ocean waters, customary practices and sport etiquette, environmental and cultural issues, competitive sporting events, commercial operations, and visitor industry aspects of boating in Hawaii. Effective November 2014 all recreational vessel operators must have successfully completed this NASBLA-certified Hawaii-specific Safe Boating course in order to operate in State Waters.
Registration closes 5 working days prior to start of course.
Learner Outcomes1. Display an understanding of the history and development of boating sports and activities.
2. Increase water safety skills and knowledge & identify national and state rules regarding safe vessel operations.
3. Show an understanding of the equipment design, function and maintenance of the various boating vessels.
4. Apply the customary practices and boating etiquette as they relate to boating sports and activities.
5. Identify environmental and cultural issues as they relate to boating sports and activities.