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Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable On-Water Training Courses July 29,30

Classes to be held at Freedom Boat Club Charleston

Learn boat-handling basics during affordable on-water training courses at Freedom Boat Club Charleston, July 29-30.
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CHARLESTON, SC, July 17, 2017 – Want to learn the basics of boating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water and Freedom Boat Club Charleston will offer discounted on-water training courses Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30 at the club’s location at Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina at 24 Patriots Point Road in Charleston. All classes are taught aboard 19- to 22-foot powerboats.

The three-hour courses start at $149 and limited to four students per vessel, ensuring each gets some time at the helm. There’s also a course for ladies only, Women Making Waves, which offers the perfect opportunity to spend a half day learning boat handling techniques with friends.

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 Charleston courses aim to make hands-on education more affordable, offering South Carolina residents the chance to try out recreational boating or to simply brush up on their skills for the peak summer boating season.
 
An Intro to Boating course is affordably priced at $149 and covers slow-speed maneuvering, docking, and close-quarters handling in tight spaces. Classes start 9 a.m. and run throughout the day. For those boaters with more experience, Intermediate Boating courses are scheduled for 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. both days, and cover open-water boat handling, how to take wakes, using trim/tilt for boat balance, docking, and backing down in tight spaces.

Starting at 9 a.m. and running throughout the day, the ladies-only Women Making Waves course is $149 and covers shifting and steering, basic docking, open-water handling and basic navigation.

Space is limited. To sign up for a course, click here.

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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 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.