Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Safe Boating Course Soon

A Public Safe Boating Adult Course will be offered this winter at the Sequoya Middle School Cafeteria, 750 Waverly Avenue, Holtsville, beginning Tuesday, January 11, from 8 to 10 pm. Registration will be on the first night of the course, from 7 to 8 pm.

The course will be given on the following dates: January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 1 and 8, 2005.

The instruction given in the eight session course is the best way to learn the basics of safe boating for new, as well as experienced boaters. (Sign up for the course, whether you own a power, sail boat, or Personal Watercraft, are thinking about buying one, or enjoy boating with friends.) In addition to enhancing their boating and safety skills, many boat owners also receive boat insurance discounts for successfully completing the course.

The topics included in the course are: Personal Watercraft Instruction, boat handling and seamanship, boat types, equipment regulations and safe operation, state and local regulations, knots, weather, charts and plotting, aids to navigation, coastal and inland navigation, engine troubleshooting, piloting, sailing fundamentals, marine radiotelephone, and trailer boating.

The Safe Boating Course is being offered to the public by the Great South Bay Power Squadron of the United States Power Squadron, a non-profit organization of boating enthusiasts who have already taught over three million students how to make their boating safer and more enjoyable. The courses are offered to adults and teenagers in over 500 local areas nationwide. The course is free, but there is a fee of $40 for the Boating Book for adults and $25 for the "Boat Smart" book for ten to 14 year olds. In addition, the navigational plotters and dividers are $6 each.


At 1:35 AM, Blogger Jeuno Matua said...

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At 1:54 AM, Blogger Jennette Urzo said...

Expect to have some seminars regarding boat worthiness and safety. Boat Insurance Fort Lauderdale is giving info on how to be safe in some situations


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