2004-05-07 / Community

Power Squadron Adds Second Boating Class

Due to overwhelming response, the Brooklyn Power Squadron has added a second spring class in safe boating.

Classes will be held at the Ryan Center (the old control tower, visitor information center), Floyd Bennett Field, Starting Monday, June 7 Classes will be two hours of instruction for four weeks of instruction. A final test with presentation of certificates of completion will be presented at the final class. This class is open to men, women, and teenagers.

Ownership of a Boat/Jet Ski is not required for the course and graduates may be eligible for a discount on their boat insurance. Classroom lectures and self-study lessons cover the techniques of safe handling of sail and power craft, anchoring, basic knot typing, using a mariners compass, marine telephone procedures and safety afloat. And more……

The course instruction is free. There is a small charge for materials. Students who pass this course will get an education certificate, this should be sufficient to present to a state official in a state that requires mandatory education and/or state license. The Brooklyn Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadron, the world’s largest private organization conducts the classes to teach mariners and those interested in boating. More than three million people have taken the course since it was introduced.

For additional information regarding these fun and important courses, call Joe McCarthy at (718)768-6764.


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