U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-1 has announced that following limited attendance at its earlier session and with anticipated high boater activity this upcoming season, it will be holding another public education "About Boating Safely Course" on Saturday, June 12, at the Fort Niagara Officer's Club, 1 Scott Ave, in Fort Niagara State Park, Youngstown.
Expected to be last such course offering locally, the program runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. that day, with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Sponsored by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-1, the "About Boating Safely Course" will offer participants general information about boats and maintenance, information on preparing for safe and enjoyable outings, navigational rules, what to do in case of boating emergencies, and state-specific laws and regulations that boaters must follow, all in a one-day format, reports Stephen Bailey, Flotilla 3-1 public affairs officer. "This course will meet New York state mandatory requirements for PWC/jet ski operators," says Bailey. He notes that boat insurance companies typically discount policies to those who successfully complete the course.
Cost is $40 per person, and includes the About Boating Safely book, boating safety card, and certificate. Cost for an additional family member is $20.For more information or questions, contact Don Dutko, Flotilla 3-1 Public Education officer, at 745-3814