• July Newsletter
  • Vessel Safety Check

    A Vessel Safety Check is a courtesy safety examination of your boat.

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  • About Us

    America's Boating Club Valley Forge, formerly known as The Main Line Sail and Power Squadron, is a unit of the United States Power Squadrons.

    Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, PA, we are a non profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation, and related subjects.

    If you are not an ABC Valley Forge member, we invite you to browse through our site to learn more about the USPS organization and ABC Valley Forge.  Of special interest to you will be our Boating Courses.

    If you're really serious about having a fun time, join us!. Take member courses, join your fellow members on cruises and rendezvous, and participate in civic service activities.

    Welcome aboard!

  • America's Boating Course

    A course designed for all boaters, including paddle boaters, sail boaters, power boaters, those who fish, and those who enjoy personal watercraft.

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  • Marine Navigation

    Marine Navigation is a course which covers the basics of coastal and inland navigation.

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  • Rules of the Road

    Coast Guard Navigational Rules of the Road help you know what to do when you share the water with other boats.

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  • Marine Radio

    Know how to use your VHF marine radio. You'll need it in an emergency and for important ship-to-ship communications.

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  • Emergencies on Board

    Be prepared for a variety of boating mishaps, medical emergencies, and other crises! Prevention and preparation make all the difference.

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  • Weather For Boaters

    Learn to recognize the early signs of changing weather; how to anticipate storms, squalls, fog, and wind shifts; and become familiar with basic weather elements and how they affect your boating experience.

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