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Jul 08 2014

Boating Safety Class Offered


Staff Report for The Island Connection

Charleston Sail and Power Squadron offers a boating safety class July 12, 2014. The America’s Boating Course is recognized by the United States Coast Guard and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Upon successful completion of the class, students will receive safe boating certification from DNR and from the National Association of Safe Boating Law Administrators.

Certification may reduce the cost of boating insurance and will allow a teen between 12 and 16 to operate a watercraft without supervision.

The class will be held at CSPS Headquarters at 1376 Orange Grove Rd in West Ashley. Registration is at 8 a.m. and the class will start at 8:30 a.m. And finish at 4:30 p.m. Bring your own lunch.

The class size is limited to the first 24 to register regardless of age.

The class charge is $30 for the first person and $15 for a second person.

Student workbooks will be provided on loan to use during the class. Any student registered for this class may purchase the book for $20 which includes a CD of the complete class and a beginning CD on electronic charting.

There is no charge for those under 18 to take the course. Registration forms can be downloaded from the CSPS website:

Please contact instructor Dick Howells at 843.437.6241 to confirm attendance.

An “on the water” class for the graduates of the ABC course is also on offer. This class will allow students to review some of what they learned in class on the water in the boats of our members. A boat captain and instructor will be on each boat. The date will be announced later. The class will leave from Dolphin’s Cove Marina at 10 a.m. and return around 2 p.m. There is a $25 non-refundable fee to register. You must sign up and pay for this at the ABC class on July 12. This is not a required part of the ABC course and is offered on a space available basis.



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