Door County Activities: Boater’s Safety Courses Coming Up

The Door County Sail & Power Squadron is offering two boater’s safety courses, with the spring session beginning the evening of Wednesday, March 18 at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) in Sturgeon Bay.

The course, entitled ABC-3, can be taken in four sessions, or one can select to continue with optional sessions five and six. The first four sessions qualify as a DNR-prescribed boating safety course, providing the basic instruction needed to successfully complete the DNR exam required for a safety certificate issued by the DNR.

Registration is at 6 pm on March 18; the class starts at 6:30 pm. Subsequent classes begin at 6:30 pm in room 103 at NWTC located at 229 N. 14th Avenue. The course is $32 for the text and $1 for the DNR exam processing in session four. Children, ages 11-15, can take the course if accompanied by an adult; however, they must be 12 years old before taking the exam. The Squadron offers a discount for multiple family members. The summer session begins Wednesday, July 8. Contact Squadron Education Officer John Welch to sign up or for more information at 920.746.1179 or [email protected].

The Door County Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons®, District 10, was chartered in 1954. Members contribute to the community by promoting safe boating through education. The Squadron’s cooperative charting program allows members to supply information to the Marine Chart Division of NOS/NOAA resulting in corrections to nautical charts, small craft charts, and Coast Pilot publications.

Furthermore, another civic service is free Vessel Safety Checks, which are offered for any recreational boaters in the community. Visit for the schedule of Vessel Safety Checks and public seminars and for more information on the Door County Sail & Power Squadron.