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3050 Emmons Avenue, Brooklyn

$80 for Eight-Hour Boater Safety Course and Education at Miramar Yacht Club on June 2, 2019 ($120 Value)

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During the eight-hour course, participants learn about boating laws, safety, navigation, and more

Customer Reviews

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2 ratings2 reviews
June 20, 2018
Barbara is very welcoming, loved the time spent
19 ratings13 reviews
June 20, 2017
The people at the yacht club are wonderful, caring, and actually really enjoy sailing. I wish the event occurred all on 1 day instead of 2 days. It should be a lesson in the AM and then the sailboat ride.
6 ratings3 reviews
August 10, 2016
Very knowledgeable and friendly group of people looking to expand their club. Highly recommend.
30 ratings6 reviews
August 10, 2016
This is the place to go if you want to learn to sail!
1 ratings1 reviews
February 16, 2018
The club is outstanding. Stuff are fascinating. Highly recommend

What You'll Get

  • This course is designed to familiarize the student with the fundamentals of safe boating and qualify for certification in New York and most states that require boating education before operating certain kinds of recreational watercraft. This basic boating knowledge course is fun and very thorough. It contains New York state-specific content approved by New York State. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete America’s Boating Course.

  • Course 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.
    • 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 the Boat: types of trailers; trailer brakes, lights, hitches, tires, and bearings; loading, balancing, and 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.
  • Date of Class: Sunday June 2, 2019
  • Length of Class: eight-hours
  • Start Time: 9 a.m.
  • Location: Miramar Yacht Club located at 3050 Emmons Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11235
  • RSVP By: May 24, 2019

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The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Jun 2, 2019. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Miramar Yacht Club

Miramar Yacht Club in conjunction with New York Sail and Power Squadron/America Boating Club® of New York is offering the Boater Education and Introductory Boater Safety Course Available: America's Boating Course - 3rd Edition

Sun sparkling on the waves, a breeze in your sails, and an ocean full of fish ready to bite. Miramar Yacht Club specializes in facilitating these kinds of perfect days on the water, for which the club maintains a fleet of well maintained sail boats perfect for a range of sailors, from experienced to beginner. Once you return to the dock, spend a few hours relaxing by the pool or reading a book in the shade.

Miramar Yacht Club

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