Safe Powerboat Handling 4

Community Boating Center, Inc. - Andrea McCoy Recreation Center

Saturday, June 20, 2015 - Sunday, June 21, 2015
Andrea McCoy Recreation Center 181 Hillman St New BedfordMA  02740
Saturday, June 20, 2015 - Sunday, June 21, 2015
Andrea McCoy Recreation Center 181 Hillman St New BedfordMA  02740

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What's Included

This hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their boathandling skills. No previous experience is required! The US Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) have approved this course and an increasing number of states have recognized it as meeting their requirements for a State Boating Education Certificate. These national and state approvals call for the course to include a total of six to eight hours of classroom sessions covering required education topics. Students learn: On-the-Water Sessions Engine & electrical systems Starting procedures Docking Leaving & returning to a slip Close-quarters maneuvers Anchoring Steering a range Proceeding to a destination Person in Water rescue Classroom Sessions Safety, preparation & weather Maneuvering concepts Registration & capacities Equipment requirements Preparation & fueling procedures Navigation rules of the road Aids to navigation Environment regulations Prerequisites: None, no experience necessary. Suggested Age: 10–adult (may be affected by state minimum age) Certification(s) Earned: US Sailing/US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certificate (NASBLA Approved), State Boating Education Certificate (in applicable states)

About This Organizer

Community Boating Center's mission is to teach postive life values to youth through boating.

Our programs are designed to be a step by step process in character development, by using boating as a tool to help instill important life lessons in our students. Taught by US SAILING Certified Instructors, CBC introduces students to a safe, fun and nurturing learning environment where they can experience the value of team work in a healthy and challenging activity.

Our programs show kids how good, fun and productive life can be when everyone is caring, cooperative, rational, respectful and empathetic. Our instructors have a profound influence on these kids, and this is our goal. In many cases, we are the only positive role model our students have ever had outside of their families. CBC provides a very positive view of the world, which gives kids a new perspective of what is possible, and how to achieve it.

CBC introduces students to an environment that they have never experienced. Many of our kids have not been to the beach before coming to CBC, despite having lived, sometimes, within walking distance. This is an amazing opportunity to fill a kid with wonder and a sense of adventure.

Our students are from such varied backgrounds that virtually every kid can gain a wider perspective just by interacting with the other students. Creating such appreciation and friendships is another part of our mission.

We welcome the opportunity to introduce you to our award-winning programs.

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  • Community Boating Center, Inc.

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Andrea McCoy Recreation Center 181 Hillman St New BedfordMA  02740
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