Coat Guard Aux. Boating Course at Webster Fire Department

WEBSTER, MA. – Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Webster Fire Department Classroom.  8 AM to 5 PM.  55 Thompson Road Webster, MA

Our local United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Tri-State Flotilla 1002 will be instructing a one-day ABOUT BOATING SAFELY course developed to provide the skills and confidence needed to explore the coast and inland waters by boat.  Basic knowledge and skills are needed to have safe and enjoyable boating experiences.

This course is perfect for families that have just purchased any type of boat or are planning to in the future, and also for the boater keeping up with changes to boating regulations and laws.  Successful completion of the course will also certify a minor, from 12 to 16 years of age, to operate a powerboat, including a Personal Water Craft / Jet Ski for 16 & 17-year-old operators, on all Massachusetts waters; in conjunction with the Mass. Environmental Police.  Rhode Island residents born in/or after 1986 can also take the “Challenge Exam” for certification to operate motor vessels over 10 HP along with anyone, any age, from any state, wanting to operate a PWC on RI waters.  It will also cover the requirements to operate a vessel in most other states & many countries where boating safety education is mandatory.  Several of the boating insurance companies offer a discount on premiums for successful completion of this course.

This location and format has been well received by the local boating community, demand prompted scheduling this additional 2018 spring course.  Please come and find out how much more there is to know out on the water, and the reality of operating any vessel safely on Webster Lake.

The USCGAux. offers all Public Education Courses at no charge however there is a $40 fee for the cost of materials, ABS textbook, study guide, and certification(s); and only $20 for each additional family member attending with a $100 maximum for families with more than four attending the course.
ABS course information at: http://wow.uscgaux.info/pe_class_flyer.php?unit=NAT&course=22141
Register soon as space is limited at:  edtavares@verizon.net or (508) 404-8088.

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