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Want to Know How to 'Boat'? Affordable On-Water Training Courses April 29, 30

Classes to be held at Freedom Boat Club, Marina Jack in Sarasota

On-water training courses coming up this weekend.
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SARASOTA, Fla., April 24, 2017 – Want to learn the basics of boating, or have you considered buying a boat someday? The BoatUS Foundation and Freedom Boat Club of Sarasota will offer discounted on-water training courses April 29 and 30 at Marina Jack in Sarasota. The three-and-one-half-hour skills-building courses are affordably priced at $149 and limited to three students per vessel, ensuring each gets practice time behind the helm.
 
The high costs of training with a professional instructor aboard a charter vessel can preclude many from an on-water learning experience. The BoatUS Foundation and Freedom Boat Club course aims to make it more affordable, offering more Floridians the chance to try out recreational boating or to simply brush up on their skills prior to the peak summer boating season.
 
“Our classroom is a 21-foot powerboat,” said BoatUS Foundation Director of Education Amanda Suttles Pérez. Each student will get hands-on experience on steering, docking, close-quarters maneuvering, anchoring, approaching fuel docks, understanding the rules of the road and more.”
 
Courses start at 9:00AM, 9:30AM, 1:30PM and 2:00PM. Space is limited. To register go to: http://connect.boatus.org/site/Calendar?id=100081&view=Detail&s_src=email&s_subsrc=Freedom2
 
BoatUS is the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety organization with more than 100,000members in the Sunshine State. It’s affiliated non-profit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water is a national leader promoting safe, clean and responsible boating. Freedom Boat Club is the world's oldest and largest boat club with 15,000+ members in 22 states and Canada.
 
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About The BoatUS Foundation:
 
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 more than half-million members of Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the nonprofit 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.