America's Boating Club Presents a Course for the California Boaters Card
As of January 1, 2019 California law requires anyone operating a vessel with a motor must possess a California Boaters card. This law was enacted to improve safe boating practices. The Santa Barbara Sail & Power Squadron offers a comprehensive Safe Boating course in a classroom environment with mariners delivering instruction laced with practical local knowledge. Successful completion of the course qualifies you to receive the California Boaters Card. Operating a vessel in California waters without a Boaters Card could result in fines (like a driver’s license).