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Boating safety to be offered

PLATTSBURGH - Guidelines to safe boating will be offered at two special classes this month by the Coast Guard Auxiliary. "About Boating Safely" will be offered for two evenings Monday, Aug. 30, and Tuesday, Aug. 31 at the Old Base Marina.

Certificates of completion will be awarded to participants after a brief exam. The course satisfies New York State requirements for mandatory boater education for personal watercraft (PWC) operators. The course is offered and presented by Plattsburgh Flotilla 15-08, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Topics covered include preparations to make before you leave the dock; use of charts and navigation rules; how to handle emergencies; state-specific laws and regulations for New York and Vermont, and much more.

The cost of the course is $30 per individual, which includes instruction and the "About Boating Safely" booklet. The course will be held both nights, from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

For information about registering and directions to the Old Base Marina, contact Carl Duford at 643-0956.

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