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Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable On-Water Training Courses Aug. 18, 19

'Intro to Boating' and 'Women Making Waves' courses to be offered at Freedom Boat Club Lake Travis

Learn boat-handling basics during affordable on-water training courses at Freedom Boat Club Lake Travis, Aug. 18, 19.
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LAKE TRAVIS, Texas, July 31, 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 Lake Travis offer a choice of two fun on-water training courses taught aboard 21-foot powerboats: “Intro to Boating” and “Women Making Waves,” Saturday, Aug.18, and Sunday, Aug.19, at the club’s location at Rough Hollow Yacht Club at 105 Yacht Club Drive in Lakeway.

The three-hour courses start at start 9 a.m. or 9:30 a.m. and both 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 under the watchful eye of a qualified instructor.

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 Lake Travis courses is 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 boat-handling skills.

Space is limited. Must be 21 years or older. To sign up for a course or seek out others, go to www.BoatUS.org/On-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 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 BoatUS.org/Courses.