Saturday March 17, 2012
8 am to 5 pm
Webster Fire Department Classroom
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 a 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 Massachusetts waters. Certification is in conjunction with the Mass. Environmental Police.
It will also cover the requirements to operate a vessel in many other states and most countries where boating safety education is mandatory. Several of the boating insurance companies offer a discount on premiums on successful completion of this course.
Attention Webster Lake Residents & Boaters…This location and one day format is an effort to reach more of the local boating community with regards to recent lake boating safety issues in the news. Knowledge of laws, regulations, requirements on both the federal and state level and some level of technology are necessary to operate on all waterways.
Please come and find out how much more there is to know and the reality of operating a vessel safely on Webster Lake.
The USCGAux. offers Public Education Courses at no charge however there is a $40 fee for the cost of materials including the ABS textbook, study guide, and certification(s) to the Tri-State Flotilla Additional ABS course information at:
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