The “Virtual” AIS Marine Electronics Seminar
Offered by America’s Boating Club Valley Forge

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Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Time: 7 – 9 PM (EDT)
Location: Online
Cost: $20 (includes student manual in eBook format) 
Contact: Jim Heckman (

The AIS Electronics for Boaters Seminar is the newest Boat Systems seminar. It can help you decide if Automatic Identification System (AIS) electronics are right for you. AIS electronics are not just for commercial vessels. Using AIS can help you navigate crowded waterways easily and safely.

With AIS marine electronics onboard, you can identify potential dangers and quickly make decisions on the water. Many systems share your boat’s information with other boats so they can also make better, safer boating decisions.

In this course, you will learn what AIS does, how it works, whether you need an AIS system, how AIS is different from radar, how to use AIS to navigate more safely, and what to consider when integrating AIS with your existing electronics.

AIS Electronics for Boaters will be presented as an interactive online seminar. The classroom edition of the seminar and the interactive online seminar have the same scope and learning objectives.

For a preview of the online seminar, click here.

Upon registering for the Virtual AIS Seminar you will receive a 40-page full-color student guide in eBook format. 

To enroll in the Virtual AIS Seminar please:

  1. Send an email to: In it be sure to include your full name and that you wish to enroll in the Virtual AIS Seminar.

  2. Click on the link to pay for the course using either PayPal or a credit card. You will receive an emailed receipt showing $20.00 payment to "Mainline Sail and Power Squadron."

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to send an email to