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Orono-Hampden-Old Town Adult Ed Partnership

Penobscot Bay Sail & Power Squadron, America's Boating Course-Hampden

with Dave Field


The basic five-week (8 hours + exam) course is designed to familiarize the student with the fundamentals of safe boating and to qualify for certification in most states that require boating education before operating a watercraft.  Coverage includes safety equipment, trip planning, navigation rules and aids, state and federal regulations, anchoring, dealing with adverse conditions and emergencies, communications, trailering, and knots and lines.  The information is useful for users of all sorts of watercraft (power, sail, paddle) and for both ocean and freshwater boating.  The course includes an examination.  The student course book is recommended, but optional, and may be shared.   For more information, contact the instructor at or 862-3674 or the RSU #22 Adult Education Office at 862-6422. You must register with Hampden Academy prior to the beginning of the course. You can register with Hampden Academy on line with a credit card at


  • Feb 26 - Mar 25th, 2020
    Wed for 5 weeks from 6:30 - 8:30 pm


Hampden, ME 04444

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