Coast Guard Auxiliary Offers Virtual Online Boating Safety Course
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is pleased to announce you can take your boating safety course online in the comfort of your own home with live instructors from the Coast Guard Auxiliary. This course, sponsored by the Lisbon Central School District, is available to anyone who has a computer or phone with a camera and microphone. Anyone can register for the December 7-10 class by calling Mrs. Rexford at 315-393-4951 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cathy Trenton, Commander of the Ogdensburg Flotilla says, “this is a great opportunity to get your boating safety certificate without having to drive a great distance to attend classes. No matter where you live you can complete this online course by attending just four, two-hour online classes. If you have a student-athlete in your family they can earn their boating safety certificate now without interfering with their team’s activities. You will learn how to operate your boat safely, the rules of the road, how to handle required safety equipment and emergencies on the water and much more”.
New York State requires all power boat operators, (who must be at least 10 years of age) to complete a boating safety course per the following schedule. All personal watercraft (jet ski) operators regardless of age and at least 14 years of age must complete a boating safety course.
Born after Jan. 1, 1993 you will need a boating safety certificate in 2020.
Born after Jan. 1, 1988 you will need a boating safety certificate in 2022.
Born after Jan. 1, 1983 you will need a boating safety certificate in 2023.
Born after Jan. 1, 1978 you will need a boating safety certificate in 2024.
Jan. 1, 2025, all motorized vessel operators need a boating safety certificate regardless of your age.
The “About Boating Safely” certificate and card never expires, and is easily replaced if lost or damaged by contacting the Ogdensburg Auxiliary. This training is valid in all fifty states. Course study materials will be sent to you prior to the start of the course. To enroll call Mrs. Rexford at 315-393-4951 or email at email@example.com.