About Boating Safely
In this beginner boating class you will gain the basic knowledge to safely trailer, navigate, and operate a small vessel. This class will give you all the information needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification that many states are beginning to require. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely.
Introduction to Boating- Types of boats; sailboats; outboards; different uses of boats, and family boating basics.
Boating Law- Boat registration, boating regulations, hull identification number, required boat safety equipment; operating safely, Federal law, state boating laws.
Boat Safety Equipment- Personal flotation devices, visual-distress signals; dock lines, anchors and anchoring techniques.
Navigation-The U.S. Aids to Navigation system; types of buoys and beacons; navigation rules; right-of-way; avoiding collisions
Boating Problems- Hypothermia; boating accidents and rescues; man overboard recovery; running aground; radio calls; equipment failures
Trailering, Towing and Protecting Your Boat- Types of trailers; towing a trailer; boat launching procedures,storing and protecting your boat.
This course is offered on Monday and Wednesday evenings from May 15, 2017 to May 24, 2017 from 6-8 pm.