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'About Boating Safety' classes offered

Fri, Mar 10th 2017 11:10 am

In preparation for the upcoming boating season, U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 3-1 will be offering a series of "About Boating Safety" one-day classes this spring and summer, taught by certified instructors. Classes will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, March 25, April 29, May 13, June 10 and July 15, in the Officers Club at Fort Niagara State Park in Youngstown.

Coast Guard officials remind boaters that, according to New York state law, all operators and individuals born after May 1, 1996, must have successfully completed this boating safety course in order to operate a boat in New York waters.

Participants who complete the course may also be eligible for a 10 percent discount on their boat insurance.

Class space is limited. For more information or to register, contact Bob Hasse via email at [email protected] or call 716-954-3453.

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