Safe boating courses offered in Massena June-August
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:34 pm

MASSENA – “About Boating Safely,” an eight-hour course offering certification to operate watercraft in all states, will be offered several times this summer by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Massena Flotilla.

The classes, to be held at the Nicandri Nature Center at Moses State Park, are set for:

• Tuesday and Thursday, June 25 and 27 from 5 to 9 p.m.

• Tuesday and Thursday, July 23 and 25 from 5 to 9 p.m.

• Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 13 and 15 from 5 to 9 p.m.

In order to be certified, students must attend both sessions in the week.

The cost for the course is $35; family rates are available.

To register and for more info, call 315-842-3206.

In New York State boaters must hold a safety certificate if they wish to: • operate a personal watercraft (such as a Sea-Doo, Waverunner, or Jet-Ski) and are at least 14 years of age. Anyone without a certificate must have a person 18 or older with a safety certificate on board.

• operate a motorboat other than a personal watercraft and you were born May 1, 1996 or after.

Those younger than 10 years old may operate a motorboat (non-personal watercraft) only if someone over 18 with a certificate is on board with you.