Sunglow Charters recognized for receiving Third-Party Verification

By Hannah Helsby posted 12-17-2019 04:11 PM


Sunglow Charters recognized for receiving Third-Party Verification for two courses, Sailing and Power

Sunglow Charters is being recognized for meeting the American National Standard for On-Water Recreational Boating Skills Standard for both SAIL and POWER with their Sunglow Charters Sailing Lesson Plan and their Sunglow Charters Power Lesson Plan.

The organization's on-water sailboat and powerboating course has been verified to meet the American National Standard for on-water skills entitled EDU-3 Skill-Based Sailboat Standard and EDU-1 On-Water Power Standards respectively, and has received the Verified Course Mark for each. 

Under funding provided by a USCG grant, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators has implemented a process of voluntary third-party conformity assessment for on-water boating skill programs to verify a course meets American National Standards for Power, Sail, and Human-Propelled. Successful completion includes the award of a uniquely-numbered “Verified Course” mark indicating “The content of this course conforms to the American National Standard for on-water skills as verified through an independent third-party assessment process.”

Recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as American National Standards, the On-Water PowerOn-Water Sailing, and On-Water Human-Propelled standards identify fundamental skills that entry-level recreational boat operators should be able to demonstrate after receiving instruction.  

The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators is recognized by the United States CoastGuard as an official national entity to serve as a third-party independent reviewer to verify power and motorized sail boating courses against the American National Standards for On-Water Recreational Boating Skills.  For more information about the process, please visit the Verified Course page on the NASBLA website or contact Deputy Education Director Mark Chanski ( for details.  

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