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Boating Safety Certification Course

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Tri-State Flotilla, Massachusetts will be instructing a one-day boating safety course in Webster.  It is time to get your family’s boating knowledge and skills ready for the 2023 boating season and for required MA, RI, or CT Certification.

Boat America Course

Saturday:   May 20, 2023

Webster Fire Department Classroom

55 Thompson Road, Webster, MA

  8 AM to 5 PM

 This course was developed to provide the skills and confidence needed to explore the coast and inland waters; and the basic knowledge necessary to have safe, enjoyable boating experiences.  This course is perfect for families that have just purchased any type of boat or are planning to in the future, including paddlecraft, and for the boater keeping up with changes to boating regulations and laws.  Some marlinespike seamanship (knots etc.) will also be included, along with the new RI regulations.  Successful completion of the course will certify any minor, from 12 to 16 years of age, to operate a powerboat, including a Personal Water Craft / Jet Ski (for 16 & 17-year-old operators), on Massachusetts waters; in conjunction with the Mass. Environmental Police.  Certification requirements for MA may be expanded in the future; approved by NASBLA this course covers requirements to operate a vessel in other states and many countries where boating safety education is mandatory; including RI and CT where it is required for all PWC operators and most boaters.  Most boating insurance companies offer a discount on premiums for successful completion of this course.  The Webster course, half full at the time of this notice, and is limited to 30 students; an additional course at this popular location may be scheduled.  REGISTER BY MAY 13 – SPACE IS LIMITED !

The USCGAux. offers courses at no charge however there is a $50 fee for the cost of materials including the Boat America textbook, handouts, and certification(s). Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied in person by a registered parent/guardian.

Contact our Public Education Officer Phil Kubat for registration or additional

information: email phil.uscgaux@verizon.net or call (508) 478-3778.



Webster Fire Department Classroom
55 Thompson Rd.
Webster, MA 01570 United States
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(508) 404-8088