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About Boating Safety Course
February 22, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Are you a sailor, power-boater or paddler? Do you want to learn more about boating safety? On Saturday, Feb. 22, the Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering the “About Boating Safely” Course from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Orleans Yacht Club, 39 Cove Road. This course is for ages 12 and up. Coast Guard–trained instructors will teach this informative class on the essentials of boating and paddlecraft safety; boat selection; boating equipment; trailering; boat handling; basic navigation; rules of the nautical road; and legal requirements of boating.
The “About Boating Safely” Course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard. Most insurance companies provide discounts to boat-owners who successfully complete this course. Students 12 to 16 years of age who successfully complete the course can then become certified by the Massachusetts Environmental Police to operate a power boat without supervision.
Class size is limited, and pre-registration is required. The total cost for the course is $40 to cover text and materials. To register or get more information, contact Ray Hogan at (508) 560-0030 / firstname.lastname@example.org; or Peter Lucchesi at (978) 621-0310 / email@example.com.
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed, volunteer component of the U.S. Coast Guard, created by an Act of Congress in 1939. The Auxiliary supports the Coast Guard in nearly all the service’s missions.