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Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable On-Water Training Courses March 30, 31

'Intro to Boating' and 'Women Making Waves' Courses to be held at Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville

Learn boat-handling basics during affordable on-water training courses at Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville March 30, 31.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 20, 2018 – Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water together with Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville offer a choice of two fun on-water training courses taught aboard 21-foot powerboats: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Friday, March 30, and Saturday, March 31, at the club’s location at Julington Creek Marina, 12807 San Jose Boulevard. The three-hour courses start at either 9 or 9:30 a.m. and are affordably priced at $149 per person. Class size is limited to three students per vessel, ensuring each student gets sufficient time at the helm.

The Intro to Boating course covers shifting and steering, basic docking, open-water handling and basic navigation. The ladies-only course, Women Making Waves, offers the same curriculum and offers the perfect opportunity to spend a half-day learning boat handling techniques in a supportive environment.

The goal of the BoatUS Foundation and Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville courses are to address the high costs typically associated with at-the-helm training, making hands-on boating education more affordable. The courses also offer area residents the chance to try out recreational boating and give boaters the opportunity to brush up on their skills before the summer boating season.

Space is limited. Must be 21 years or older. To sign up for a course, go to


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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 36 free state courses – can be found at