|America's Boating Safety Course
Getting your powerboat or sailboat ship-shape for another summer on the water? Make sure you and your family are thinking about safety first. Over four sessions, the official "America's Boating Course" reviews boating laws, the U.S. Aids to Navigation system, bells and buoys and right-of-way rules. We'll cover emergencies, accidents and rescues, hazards, emergency radio calls, engine failures, boat storage, water sports and more. In addition, a recent New York law requires
all boat operators to obtain a boating safety certificate by completing an eight-hour safe boating course, for everyone born after January 1, 1993. This year marks the beginning of a five year "Phase In" that will require everyone operating a power boat to complete a Boating Safety Course by the year 2025, regardless of age. Also, many insurance companies offer discounts to Tri-state boaters who complete the course.