Welcome to America's Boating Club - Valley Forge
formerly Main Line Sail And Power Squadron

 May Pilot


An online course designed for all boaters, including paddle boaters, sail boaters, power boaters, those who fish, and those who enjoy personal watercraft. The course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and recognized by the United States Coast Guard. It meets Pennsylvania’s requirements to obtain a Pennsylvania Boating Safety Education Certificate.

The ABC VF Virtual Boating Course will begin on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Deadline for enrollment is February 5th.

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Virtual Advanced Piloting (Marine Navigation)

This online course is intended to provide you with skills needed to navigate under adverse conditions or take an extended cruise with confidence. You will gain a thorough understanding of the concept of a line of position and how it can be used to obtain a fix, making extensive use of electronic tools, some practical advanced piloting techniques, and the Seaman’s Eye. Instruction will be given on the use of both paper nautical charts as well as electronic chart plotters.

This course is intended for students who have already completed Marine Navigation (Piloting). Classes begin March 2, 2021. Deadline to enroll is Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021.

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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, click the "Join Us" button below. Take member courses, join your fellow members on cruises and rendezvous, and participate in civic service activities.

Welcome aboard!