Welcome to Boating Instructor Network: A Best Practices Wiki. This wiki was created to be a one-stop shop for great ideas and information for all types of recreational boating safety instructors. All over the world, boating instructors are developing successful programs and doing innovative things with technology that no one outside of their area knows about. There are lots of resources out there sharing information about the profession, but there is no one place where all of this information is collected and organized. That's what we're trying to do.
If you've done something in your course that you consider a success, please write about it in the wiki or provide a link to outside coverage. If you have materials that would be helpful to other instructors, add them to the wiki. And if you know of an instructor or an organization that is doing something great, feel free to include information or links to it. Basically, if you know of anything that might be useful to other instructors (including useful websites), this is the place to put it. We hope this wiki will be a venue where people can share ideas with one another, and where instructors can learn to replicate the successes of others.

This wiki is not run by any commercial entity and does not represent any commercial interests. For those wishing to use content in the wiki, the wiki itself (and all the content contained herein) is licensed under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. Please familiarize yourself with the license before using any of the content on your own site.

Anyone who wants to add to or edit topics on the wiki can do it. You don't need to ask before making a change -- this wiki belongs to the community of instructors who use it. If you have any technical questions about the wiki, please contact its creator, the National Safe Boating Council. Questions about specific content in the wiki should be directed to that individual author.

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