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Boating Safety Courses Offered Online

November 20, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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One event on November 20, 2021 at 8:00 am

The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Tri-State Flotilla, Massachusetts will be instructing five upcoming boating safety classes through the Zoom video conference platform, due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Registration is managed through the Milford Community School Use Program, Adult-Boating, at http://mcs.milford.ma.us or (508) 478-1119 at least 6 days prior; keeping in mind that availability is limited and you will receive course materials prior, covered by the registration fee.  Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied online by a registered parent/guardian.  For additional USCGAux. information: phil.uscgaux@verizon.net or (508) 478-3778.

Boat America        October 23 and November 20, 2021

Two Saturday Courses on Zoom    8 AM – 5 PM      ($75 fee-$65 Milford residents)

An in-person proctored exam will be given to students, in their vehicles, at the Milford High School parking lot on the Sunday following the zoom class at 10 AM

due to Covid-19 Delta safety restrictions (exams to be given on: 10/24 and 11/21)

This is a one-day course developed to provide the skills and confidence needed to explore the coast and inland waters by boat.  Basic knowledge and skills are needed to have safe and enjoyable boating experiences.  This course is perfect for families that have just purchased any type of boat or are planning to in the future, and also for the boater keeping up with changes to boating regulations and laws.  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 all Massachusetts waters; in conjunction with the Mass. Environmental Police.  Approved by NASBLA it will also cover the requirements to operate a vessel in most other states & many countries where boating safety education is mandatory.  Most boating insurance companies offer a discount on premiums for successful completion of this course.

These Zoom Boat America courses are limited to 20 students.