About Boating Safely Classes

More information about the upcoming About Boating Safely Classes coming to VHS in the coming weeks and which will also be available over the summer at Lee Wenner Park with special rates for Brevard County students!

VHS Classes: Info available here as well: 2. About Boating Safely Viera High May
This beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a Florida Boating Safety Education Card (required by anyone born after January 1st 1988). Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely.
This is a 6 hour course to be presented in two evening sessions of three hours in the media center at Viera High School. Classes are scheduled for Wednesday, May 27th 5PM-8PM and Thursday, May 28th 5PM-8PM. These classes are free of charge for Brevard County students.
To enroll in the class contact Dan McIntyre at d7mcintyre@aol.com or 321-759-9705.
TOPICS INCLUDE:
Introduction to Boating – Types of power boats; sailboats; outboards; paddle boats; houseboats; different uses of boats; various power boating engines; jet drives; family boating basics.
Boating Law – Boat registration; boating regulation; hull identification number; required boat safety equipment; operating safely and reporting accidents; protecting the marine environment; Federal boat law; state boating laws; personal watercraft requirements.
Boat Safety Equipment – Personal flotation devices (“life jackets”); fire extinguishers; sound-producing devices; visual-distress signals; dock lines and rope; first aid kit; anchors and anchor lines; other boating safety equipment. About Boating Safely
Safe Boating – Bow riding; alcohol and drug abuse; entering, loading, and trimming a boat; fueling portable and permanent tanks; steering with a tiller and a wheel; docking, undocking and mooring; knots; filing a float plan; checking equipment, fuel, weather and tides; using charts; choosing and using an anchor; safe PWC handling; general water safety.
Navigation – The U.S. Aids to Navigation system; types of buoys and beacons; navigation rules (sometimes referred to as right-of-way rules); avoiding collisions; sound signals; PWC “tunnel vision.”
Boating Problems – Hypothermia; boating accidents and rescues; man overboard recovery; capsizing; running aground; river hazards; strainers: emergency radio calls; engine problems; equipment failures; carbon monoxide (CO); other boating and PWC problems.
Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat – Types of trailers; trailer brakes, lights, hitches, tires, and bearings; loading, balancing, and towing a trailer; towing (and backing) a trailer; boat launching and retrieving; boat storage and theft protection; launching, retrieving and storing a PWC.
Hunting and Fishing, Water-skiing and River Boating – Carrying hunting gear and weapons in a boat; fishing from a boat; water-skiing safety guidelines and hand signals; water-skiing with a PWC; navigating rivers, and other boating tips.

Summer classes at Lee Wenner Park: Info available here: 1. About Boating Safely Students 2015 June and July

This beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a Florida Boating Safety Education Card (required by anyone born after January 1st 1988). Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters successfully completing this course.
About Boating Safely.
This is an 8 hour course presented at the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Location: Lee Wenner Park in Cocoa Village.
Dates: Saturday, June 20th, Saturday July 18th.
Time: 8AM to 5PM
—–These classes will have a special $10 rate for Brevard County students including lunch.
An optional course book is available for an additional charge of $15.00.
To enroll in the class contact Dan McIntyre at d7mcintyre@aol.com or 321-759-9705.
TOPICS INCLUDE:
Introduction to Boating – Types of power boats; sailboats; outboards; paddle boats; houseboats; different uses of boats; various power boating engines; jet drives; family boating basics.
Boating Law – Boat registration; boating regulation; hull identification number; required boat safety equipment; operating safely and reporting accidents; protecting the marine environment; Federal boat law; state boating laws; personal watercraft requirements.
Boat Safety Equipment – Personal flotation devices (“life jackets”); fire extinguishers; sound-producing devices; visual-distress signals; dock lines and rope; first aid kit; anchors and anchor lines; other boating safety equipment. About Boating Safely
Safe Boating – Bow riding; alcohol and drug abuse; entering, loading, and trimming a boat; fueling portable and permanent tanks; steering with a tiller and a wheel; docking, undocking and mooring; knots; filing a float plan; checking equipment, fuel, weather and tides; using charts; choosing and using an anchor; safe PWC handling; general water safety.
Navigation – The U.S. Aids to Navigation system; types of buoys and beacons; navigation rules (sometimes referred to as right-of-way rules); avoiding collisions; sound signals; PWC “tunnel vision.”
Boating Problems – Hypothermia; boating accidents and rescues; man overboard recovery; capsizing; running aground; river hazards; strainers: emergency radio calls; engine problems; equipment failures; carbon monoxide (CO); other boating and PWC problems.
Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat – Types of trailers; trailer brakes, lights, hitches, tires, and bearings; loading, balancing, and towing a trailer; towing (and backing) a trailer; boat launching and retrieving; boat storage and theft protection; launching, retrieving and storing a PWC.
Hunting and Fishing, Water-skiing and River Boating – Carrying hunting gear and weapons in a boat; fishing from a boat; water-skiing safety guidelines and hand signals; water-skiing with a PWC; navigating rivers, and other boating tips.

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