Grand Island, NY
US Coast Guard Auxiliary to Offer Boating Safely Course
Now that the boating season is coming to a close, what better time than right now to take a safe boating course? When the weather improves in the spring, you will be able to get your boat ready instead of sitting in a classroom. The four-week class starts on Wednesday, October 30, 2002, at Grand Island 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 through the National Safe Boating Council, Inc.
Ask yourself, or family members, the following questions: Are you new to boating? Do I need to take a boating course to operate my Personal Watercraft (PWC)? Will a boating course reduce your insurance premiums? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this course is for you. Topics include: Know Your Boat; Before You Get Underway; Navigating the Waterways; Operating Your Boat or PWC … Safely; Legal Requirements of Boating; Boating Emergencies … What to Do; Enjoying Water Sports With Your Boat. Includes instructional CD-ROM
note that if you operate or plan to operate a Personal Watercraft (PWC) in New
York State waters and you are 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 is $30 + $10 testing fee payable to US Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Please call the Grand Island Community Education Department at 773-8864 to register. (Course #833)