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Boating Classes


Boating Safety Classes planned for 2022:

Boat America    Boat America
This beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely. This course meets NY State requirements for boating and personal watercraft education.

 Introduction to Boating, Boating Law, Navigation,Boat Safety Equipment
 Safe Boating, Boating Problems, Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat
 Hunting and Fishing, Water-skiing and River Boating

Unless indicated below, all classes held in Amityville, NY 11701

 Course offered: Boat America
 Questions? Email our Public Education Officer or call 631-841-8000.

April 2012 boating class


GPS for Mariners    GPS for Mariners plus Basic Navigation
GPS for Mariners (GPSFM) is a modern learning experience that focuses on the GPS equipment typically owned by the recreational boater. Basic Navigation will include planning with paper and electronic charts, plotting a course, determinng your position.

Part 1 - GPS for Mariners - The recommended presentation of the course involves inviting course participants who already own hand-held GPS units to bring them to the class, increasing interactivity of the educational experience and getting students more involved. However, this class is so effective that even those not possessing handheld units will learn how to use a GPS for practical recreational boating. This will be done the first night.
Part 2 - Basic Navigation - will include planning with paper and electronic charts, plotting a course, determinng your position. This will be done the second night.

Spring 2022 - Amityville, NY 11701
 Course offered: GPS for Mariners
 Email our Public Education Officer or call 631-841-8000 to register


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