Saladino and Johnson Announce Free Boating Safety Seminar

Saladino and Johnson Announce Free  Boating Safety Seminar

PLEASE NOTE MARCH 24 SESSION IS FULL. MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

Two Sessions Available at Town Community Centers

Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Michele Johnson invite residents to take advantage of a new Boating Safety Seminar offered in late March at local Town Community Centers.  The seminar is being offered by the Department of Public Safety Bay Constable Unit, and will include topics related to safe operation, regulations, responsibilities of boat ownership and operation.  The seminar is free for Town residents.

Supervisor Saladino stated, “This Boating Safety Seminar offers participants the fundamentals of safe boating operations.  The course is recommended for all boaters and required by New York State for all personal watercraft operators.”

Too many people take their boats out onto the water without proper preparation,” said Supervisor Saladino. “The boating safety tips offered at this course can help save lives by ensuring boaters are properly prepared before they leave the dock.”

Participants can choose between one eight-hour session and two four-hour sessions.

  • Session 1 will be offered from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20 and Monday, March 26. Both classes must be attended in Session 1, which will be held at the Hicksville Community Center.
  • Session 2 will be offered on Saturday, March 24, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Marjorie Post Park Community Center.

“History has shown us that too many people take their boats out onto the waters without proper preparation and training to,” said Councilwoman Johnson.  “The tips offered at this Boating Safety Seminar can help save lives by ensuring boaters are properly prepared before they leave the dock.”

Participants must be a minimum of 10 years old to participate in the seminar.  Classes are free, but advanced registration is required.  Safe Boating Courses are required for motor boat operators born on or before May 1, 1996.  The course is also required for personal watercraft (Jet Ski) operators, who must be a minimum of 14 years of age.  For registration or additional information, visit http://oysterbaytown.com/safe-boating-course-registration/ or call (516) 677-5350.