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The Best Things In Life Are Free Including BoatUS' Online Boating Safety Courses

Take a BoatUS Foundation online course any time, any place, including the backyard.
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ANNAPOLIS, MD, April 20, 2015 – For boaters, the best things in life are free – the serenity of open water, a breeze filling a sail, or a fishing hole that beckons. And best yet, even the BoatUS Foundation’s online state Boating Safety Course won’t cost you a penny. As boating season begins, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water encourage boaters to take a no cost boating safety education course as part of the Spring Aboard Campaign which starts today running through April 26. The Foundation offers online courses approved for 34 states.
 
“It’s central to our mission that boating safety education be accessible to anyone, so offering this free course is vitally important to what we do,” said BoatUS Foundation Director of Education, Amanda Pérez. “The Spring Aboard Campaign is a great way to raise awareness.”
 
Over one million boaters have taken the Foundation’s courses since 1997. Pérez added, “We realize that the costs of our passion can add up quickly and we want to do what we can to make it easier for boaters to get on the water.”
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About the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water:
 
The BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is a national leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. Funded primarily by donations from the over half-million members of Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the non-profit provides innovative educational outreach directly to boaters and anglers with the aim of reducing accidents and fatalities, increasing stewardship of America's waterways and keeping boating safe for all. A range of boating safety courses – including 34 free state courses – can be found at BoatUS.org/courses.