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You are looking at a preview of what’s in the Rhode Island Boat Ed Course. Feel free to look around, but you’ll need to register to begin progress toward getting your Rhode Island Certificate of Boating Safety Education.

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A regatta of sailboats

You must apply for a permit at least 15 days in advance in order to hold a race, regatta, parade, or tournament involving vessels propelled by engines on Rhode Island waters. Permits for events held on federally controlled waters are granted through the USCG by applying at least 30 days in advance.