Basic Boating Course offered by the Hartford Power Squadron

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March 21 2020 - April 18 2020

5 High St.
Bristol, CT 06010
860-655-4623

PRICE: $50

PHONE: 860-655-4623

TIME: 08:30 am - 04:30 pm

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Offered Saturdays: February 22, March 21, or April 18 starting at 8:30 a.m.

The cost includes the full manual, morning coffee, and lunch.

America's Boating Course (ABC) is a course for all boaters including skippers of a family cruiser, sailing enthusiasts, personal watercraft (PWC) operators, hunters or fishermen operating an outboard utility boat, and canoe and kayak paddlers. The course meets all of the requirements of the CT DEEP for its Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operations.

It covers the basics you need to know to safely and legally operate your boat, such as basic boating terminology, boat handling, water sports safety, PWCs, new requirements for the State of CT towing rules, legally required equipment and other boating laws and regulations, right-of-way rules between boats, and marine radio operation.

The manual you will get includes the material in our 8 week course (the fundamentals of reading nautical charts, of using a chart to plot and follow a safe course, and the basics of using a Global Positioning System (GPS) for navigation) but these subjects are not able to be covered in the one day course.

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