The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Ogdensburg, NY is pleased to announce our 2017 presentations of the certified “About Boating Safely” course. This course is required in New York State for anyone 14 years old and older who operates a personal watercraft (i.e. jet ski). This course is also required for young adults ages 10 - 18 to operate a boat alone, and anyone, born on or after May 1, 1996, to operate a motorized boat unsupervised.
Classes are taught by local Auxiliary members who have years of experience teaching boating safety and interacting with students. You will get all your questions answered about operating safely on local rivers and lakes in the North Country. Students will be able to see and check out various safety equipment items and will receive the course text book and Federal and State rule books to keep as references.
The “About Boating Safely” certificate and card is not mailed but is awarded at the end of the second night, is valid in New York State and all other states, and is easily replaced if lost or damaged. Classes during the 2017 boating season will be offered as follows and participants must attend both nights.
Additional classes of ten or more students can be scheduled by contacting 315-528-0193.
Cost is $35.00 per person (family plans are available). Participants must pre-register by contacting Gardner Furniture and Flooring at 315-393-6488 Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 4:00.