Boating Class Offered in Newark

Red Jacket Squadron of United States Power Squadrons, the premiere non-profit boating organization, is providing a comprehensive Boating-Plotting-Seamanship course to the public. This is the first time such an extensive course has been offered in Upstate New York. Some of the subjects that will be covered are emergencies aboard, aids to navigation, weather, nautical etiquette and customs, plotting a course, anchoring, marlinspike, boat handling, marine radio, speed-time-distance calculations and many other subjects. The course will be held in the evenings in Newark, NY, starting on April 14, 2008 at 7:00 PM, and will progress over several weeks. The volunteer instructors are experienced boaters and teachers who know the subject well. The cost for an individual is $140 and for a family unit $160. Upon successful completion a New York State accepted Boating Safety Certificate will be immediately issued and an additional certificate will be issued by USPS. This certificate can be used to reduce your boat insurance with many of the underwriters.USPS is a non-profit boating organization of 45,000 members dedicated to boating education. After completing the above course you will have the opportunity to take any of the additional ten courses offered by the Squadron as well as many seminars on boating subjects. The only cost will be that of the course material.Questions on, registration, or other matter can be addressed by contacting Chris Tertinek at 585-746-5266, 315-483-4341, John Stiles at 315-331-1398 or e-mail at [email protected].

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