Boat Safety Courses offered in Stow and Berlin

Here are two great opportunities for both Stow and Hudson boaters to take boating safety courses right in our area:

The Stow Police Department is sponsoring a Boater Safety Class taught by the Environmental Police on Feb. 28, March 2, 7, and 9 from 6pm to 9pm at the Community Center. We hope to get as many Lake Boon Residents to participate as possible.

BOAT MASSACHUSETTS
MASSACHUSETTS BOATING BASICS COURSE

Location: Stow Community Center
509 Great Road, Stow
Dates: February 28, March 2, 7, 9
*attendance is required at all dates
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Registration is Required
Register online at: http://bit.ly/StowBoatingSafety

This course is provided through the coordinated efforts of the Massachusetts Environmental Police and the Stow Police Department.

BOAT MASSACHUSETTS is offered to the public at no charge. The primary purpose of BOAT MASSACHUSETTS is to foster safe boat operation through increased awareness of required safety equipment, safe boating practices and legal responsibilities.

Students must be at least 12 years of age. Youth 12 through 15 years of age who successfully complete the course will be issued a Safety Certificate allowing them to operate a motorboat without adult supervision, as required by state law. This course will also satisfy the state requirements for personal watercraft users who are 16 or 17 years of age. All graduates will be issued a Safety Certificate. Taking the class as a family is encouraged and has proven to be highly rewarding.

If you are only available on Thursdays, an alternative series of the same boating safety classes is being given at Cabela’s outdoor store in the new Highland Commons Mall on Route 62 near the Hudson/Berlin line, March 2, 9, 16 and 23.

To register for the course at Cabela’s see :

http://www.mass.gov/eea/grants-and-tech-assistance/enforcement/environmental-police/boat-and-recreation-vehicle-safety-bureau/boating-safety-schedule-registration-berlin3994.html

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