US Coast Guard Auxiliary to Offer America’s Boating Course
v Are you new to boating?
v Do you need to take a boating course to operate your Personal Watercraft (PWC)?
v Will a boating course reduce your insurance premiums?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this course is for you. The four-week class starts on Wednesday, March 5, 2003, at the Grand Island Connor Middle School Little Theater and runs from 7 - 9 PM. Those successfully completing the course will be entered into a drawing for an Automatic Inflatable Personal Flotation Device. The funding for the prize was provided through a grant from the National Safe Boating Council, Inc.
v Know Your Boat
v Before You Get Underway
v Navigating the Waterways
v Operating Your Boat or PWC … Safely
v Legal Requirements of Boating
v Boating Emergencies … What to Do
v Enjoying Water Sports with Your Boat.
If you operate or plan to operate a Personal Watercraft (PWC) in New York State
waters and you are age 31 or younger on January 1, 2003, the law requires that
you complete an 8 hour boating course.
By January 1, 2004, anyone
operating a PWC will be required to have completed an 8-hour boating course.
This course fulfills that requirement.
Cost of course
materials (including an instructional CD-ROM) is $30 + $10 testing fee payable
to US Coast Guard Auxiliary. To
register, call Grand Island Community Education at (716) 773-8864 between 9 AM
and 4 PM.