The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Certified. Rick Heile, Public Education Officer is offering a boating safety course for boating enthusiasts aged 12 and up. Boat America is a boating certificate course that offers an in-depth and interesting boating safety course and provides the knowledge needed to obtain a boating certificate, accepted by many states.
Some insurance companies will also offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete this course.
The class limit is 25.
Introduction to Boating – Types of power boats, boating vocabulary, sailboats, paddle boats, powering boats, and engine types.
Boating Law – Boat registration, regulations, hull identification numbers, required safety equipment, Federal boating law, state boating law, and reporting accidents.
Safety Equipment – Life jackets, fire extinguishers, sound-producing devices, visual distress signals, anchors, and other safety equipment.
Safe Operation and Navigation – Buoys and beacons, aids to navigation, navigation rules, docking, and the dangers of alcohol on the water.
Boating Emergencies – Hypothermia, boating accidents, man overboard, capsizing, emergency radio calls, carbon monoxide dangers, and weather.
Trailering – Types of trailers, lights, hitches, towing a trailer.
Sports and Boating – Water-skiing, hunting and hunting gear, PWC operation, and other boating tips.
Four, 2.5-hour session: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. Begins: August 10. Upstairs at the Grog, 13 Middle Street, Newburyport. For more information, call 978 361 6008.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE GROG!
Cost: $110. Additional $49 fee for the textbook and Course material by check, exact change, or money order to the instructor at the first session. Payable to USCG-AUX Flotilla 38. Public parking is nearby.
Please, do not park in the Grog’s parking lot, To register visit: newburyportadulted.org.