New York State Boater Safety Course - Daily Hudson Valley News

New York State Boater Safety Course

Mar 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Community Calendar

Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum announces that the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting three New York State Boater Safety Courses.  The course is for required by law for all boaters ages 10 to 18 and all personal watercraft operators.

This course is offered free of charge at the Ulster County Law Enforcement Center (380 Boulevard, Kingston, NY 12401) on the following dates in April and May:

Tuesday April 16th and Thursday April 18th   5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Two 4 hour sessions)

Saturday, May 4th, 9am to 5pm (One 8 Hour Session)

Saturday, May 18th, 9am to 5pm (One 8 Hour Session)

The course instructs boaters ages 10 to 18 and all PWC operators in navigation rules, NYS navigation laws, vessel operation, and required boating and safety equipment.

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation: Bureau of Marine and Recreational Vehicles prescribes this course. The course is instructed by NYS certified instructors.

Anyone interested in attending should contact the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office at (845) 340-3803. The course is limited to 30 attendees, on a first-come-first-serve basis.  A parent or guardian must accompany a child age 10 to 18 at the beginning of class to sign a state-required permission form.

This course is part of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office ongoing efforts to make boating recreation safer and more enjoyable.

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