America’s Boating Course offered to the public in March and April

Brianna’s Law was passed and is being implemented in five annual stages that began on January 1, 2020 – depending on the age of the captain of the boat. All powerboat operators will be required to obtain a NASBLA-approved boating safety certificate by January 2025, regardless of age. Now is the time to sign up for a boating safety course to meet this requirement and to keep you, your friends and family, and other boaters safe on our beautiful waterways.

Don’t wait to get your certificate next spring! Offered by American yacht club from Great South Bay, you can register for one of the following two in-person classes: Thursdays – 3 March 10, 17 and 24 2022 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and separately, on Saturdays – April 2, 9 and 23 2022 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Both courses will hold all their course sessions at: West Islip Library, 3 Hibie Lane, West Islip, New York 11795, and is available for adults and youth ages 12 and up. Basic boating knowledge topics include: Introduction to boating Boating laws Boating safety equipment Safe boating Boating problems Towing, storing and protecting your Boat · Jet Ski Certification Many boat insurance companies offer insurance discounts on passing this course. This basic boating course will give you the training required to obtain the boating safety certificate, which is mandatory for the use of the jet ski, regardless of your age. The course materials have been written to be at grade 7 reading level.

Upon completing the test at the end of the three-session course, you will receive your United States Power Squadrons NASBLA-approved laminated US Boating Course Certificate, which is nationally recognized and does not expire. never.

Course registration is mandatory before the course and subject to availability. The cost of each of the two courses of your choice is $60 per student – payable in advance when registering on the site. Pre-registration is required at boatgsb.org/ABC and available on a first-come, first-served basis. The registration deadline is one week before the start of each of the two courses. If you have any questions, please contact the Lieutenant/C Michael Boland, AP at [email protected] or call 631-290-8096.

For over 100 years, American yacht club has led the way on the importance of boater safety through education and their members believe that “an educated boater is a better and safer boater”.

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