Saladino and Johnson Offer Additional Free Boating Safety Seminar

Saladino and Johnson Offer Additional  Free Boating Safety Seminar

After completing two highly successful Boating Safety Seminars, Oyster Bay Town Supervisor Joseph Saladino and Councilwoman Michele Johnson today announced plans to offer a third Boating Safety Seminar on Saturday, May 19th from 8am to 4pm at the Oyster Bay Community Center, located at 45 Audrey Avenue in Oyster Bay.  The seminar is moderated 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.”

“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.