THINK "BOAT SAFETY"
Take a boat safety course
There is a lot that you can do to make your sailing season a safe fun time on the water. The U.S. Coast Guard lists various classroom and on-line courses at their web site.
For good classroom courses with instructors and with manuals that you keep, try:
Both USPS and USCG Aux give a proctored examination that meets the requirements of National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) so that you can get your safety certificate in those states that require one to operate a power driven vessel.
For on-line courses check out the following two options:
The above two sites do not give proctered exams.
Some of the information is about power boats.Don't forget, "MYC owns power boats!"