Choose and identify the boat you will use.
Choose the waters you will visit.
Identify the features and hazards of this water.
Learn what the rules are for boating on the water you’re using.
Wear the proper clothing and make sure you have the correct equipment for your craft.
Complete the following steps under proper supervision:
- Locate the engine and know how to start and stop it safely.
- Take part in a man overboard drill.
- Launch and recover your craft (if that’s possible) and come alongside. Moor and berth your craft.
- Control the speed and direction of your craft to steer around a course or on a journey.