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About Boating Safely (ABS)

Winter-Spring 2021 Brochure
When: Today 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Cost: $35

April 10
Saturday | 8:30am to 5pm | Remote via Zoom
Preregistration required at: or email
All motor boat operators born on or after January 1, 1993 need a boating safety certificate to legally operate a motor boat. In addition, all operators of motorized vessels, regardless of age, will need a boating safety certificate by January 1, 2025. This basic power boat and Personal Watercraft (PWC) class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating safety certificate for motorboat and Personal Watercraft operation. This course meets the boating safety education requirements for the state of New York. Many insurance companies recognize the certificate for discounts on boat insurance. Operators may not operate a Personal Watercraft (Jet Ski®, Sea-Doo®, etc.) unless they are at least 14 years of age and hold a boater safety certificate issued by the USCG Auxiliary for having completed an eight-hour, classroom-based course.
Please note: Participants must attend all eight hours and pass the final exam to qualify for the certificate, which is issued at the end of class. This course is open to individuals who are at least 10 years of age. Participants younger than 14 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the class. Students must have their cameras on at all times during the course; the instructor must be able to see each student to confirm attendance for the duration of the class.
Registration for this course closes Monday, April 5, to ensure mailing and participant receipt of course workbook. No refunds will be issued for materials after April 5.
Instructor: U.S. Coast Guard, Lake George Flotilla 15-10
Price: $35 (Course price includes a $20 materials fee.)
CRN: 20270

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