By Scuttlebutt Sailing News

The U.S. Coast Guard’s National On-Water Standards (NOWS) grant management team and American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) has approved the publication EDU-1 On-Water Power Standard, which is the first of three proposed skills-based American National Standards (ANS) for On-Water instruction in recreational boating safety.

The Standard gained formal approval on November 12, 2015. Course designers using the EDU-1 On-Water Power Standard and NASBLA’s standard ANSI/NASBLA 103-2016: Basic Boating Knowledge — Power now have the full spectrum of skills and knowledge boating standards available to integrate into safe recreational boating education programs. The EDU-1 On-Water Power Standard is available for free download from ABYC’s store www.abycinc.org.

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