Boating Safety Class
Our Boating Safety Class exceeds New York State certification requirements.
Taking a boating class reduces your risk of accidents and injuries and may save you money on boat insurance.
The navigation portion of this class gives you virtual "hands-on" training in the art of piloting your boat from one place to another safely and confidently. Learn how to accurately read a chart, compass, and GPS while reaching your destination safely.
Who needs a Boating Safety Certificate?
Under Brianna's Law, all power-driven vessel operators:
Born on or after Jan. 1, 1983, must have a boating safety certificate.
Born on or after Jan. 1, 1978, will need a boating safety certificate by 2024.
All operators, regardless of age, will need a boating safety certificate by 2025.
Anyone operating a Personal Watercraft (JetSki™, Wave Runner™, etc.) must have a boating safety certificate and be at least 14 years old.
Children must be at least 10 years old to attend. A parent or other adult must accompany children between 10 and 12.
You will receive a Boating Safety Certificate recognized by New York State upon successful completion!
$75 per student. You will receive a student textbook.
When: Five Tuesdays, April 11th to May 9th, 6:00 to 9:30 PM.
Where: Northport Yacht Club, 11 Bluff Point Rd, Northport, NY 11768
Includes OpenCPN (free chartplotter software)