Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves offered on Irondequoit Bay
ROCHESTER, N.Y.– Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Fleet Boat Club offer a choice of two fun on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, June 8, at the club’s location at Southpoint Marina, 1384 Empire Blvd., Rochester.
Both the Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves courses are three hours long and affordably priced at $129 per person. Intro to Boating covers shifting and steering, basic docking, open-water handling and basic navigation, and is offered at 10:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 2:30 p.m., and 2:45 p.m.
The ladies-only course, Women Making Waves, offers the same curriculum and is the perfect opportunity to spend a half-day learning boat-handling techniques in a supportive environment. It’s offered at 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
Class size is limited to four students per vessel, ensuring each student gets sufficient time at the helm under the watchful eye of a U.S. Coast Guard-certified instructor.
The goal of the BoatUS Foundation and Fleet Boat Club courses is to address the high costs typically associated with at-the-helm training, making hands-on boating education more accessible. The courses also offer area residents the chance to try out recreational boating and give boaters the opportunity to brush up on their boat-handling skills.
Space is limited. Must be 18 years or older. To sign up for a course or seek others, go to BoatUS.org/On-Water.