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 Introduction to Navigation 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 read a chart, a compass and your GPS while working to get to your destination accurately. 

Who needs a Boating Safety Certificate?

Under a new law, known as Brianna's Law, all motorboat operators:

  • Born on or after Jan. 1, 1993 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2020.

  • Born on or after Jan. 1, 1988 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2022.

  • Born on or after Jan. 1, 1983 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2023.

  • Born on or after Jan. 1, 1978 will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2024.

  • All motorboat operators regardless of age will need a boating safety certificate beginning in 2025.

Personal Watercraft

Anyone operating a Personal Watercraft (JetSki™, Wave Runner™, etc.) must have a boating safety certificate, and be at least 14 years of age or older.

Course Eligibility

Children must be at least 10 years old to attend.  Children between 10 and 12 must be accompanied by a parent or other adult. Children who are 13 or older may attend by themselves. 

Upon successful completion, you will receive a Boating Safety Certificate recognized by New York State!

Investment

$75 per student. You will receive a student textbook.

When:

The course will be held if 5 or more people have registered.  The course is limited to 25 people. 

 

Classes will start in the middle of October. If you are interested, please register your interest below, and we will contact you with the finalized class schedule and location.

Where: TBD

Includes OpenCPN (free chartplotter software)

Register for Safe Boating

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