Boating Safety course

East Hartford - posted Oct, 07 2013

EAST HARTFORD - The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer the About Boating Safely class on Nov. 16, at Goodwin College in East Hartford. This 8-hour, beginner boating class can be used to obtain a Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate, which anyone 16-or-older must obtain to legally operate any size boat with a motor in Connecticut waters. The one-day class will take place at Goodwin College, Room 311, Main Building, 1 Riverside Drive, East Hartford. Classes will run 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Course textbooks will be provided. Students should bring a lunch, pencil and pen. Those who successfully finish will receive a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Certificate of Completion. The cost is $75 for individuals; $65 for each additional family member taking the class at the same time; and $45 for students and faculty of Goodwin College with identification. Topics include: Introduction to Boating; Boating Law; Boat Safety Equipment; Safe Boating; Navigation Boating Problems; Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat; navigating rivers and other boating tips. Pre-registration is required. Please call 860-537-5222 or email: for more information.

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