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Want to Learn How to Boat? Affordable 3-Hour At the Helm Powerboat Courses On Deck April 12-14 at Bay Bridge Boat Show

Learn boat-handling basics during affordable on-water training courses held at the Bay Bridge Boat Show, April 12-14, at Bay Bridge Marina, Stevensville. credit: BoatUS Foundation
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STEVENSVILLE, Md., March 19, 2019 – Want to learn the basics of powerboating or brush up on your skills? A partnership between the nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water and Freedom Boat Club Annapolis and will bring affordable on-water boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats to the Bay Bridge Boat Show, April 12-14, held at Bay Bridge Marina, Stevensville.

Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves are both three hours long and offered at $149 – admission to the boat show is included. Boats are provided by Freedom Boat Club of Annapolis, and class size is limited to four students per vessel, ensuring each student gets sufficient time at the helm under the watchful eye of a U.S. Coast Guard-certified instructor.

Intro to Boating covers shifting, steering and throttle control, basic docking, open-water handling and basic navigation. It’s offered Friday and Saturday at 10:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., and Sunday at 10:15 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

The ladies-only course, Women Making Waves, offers the same curriculum and is the perfect opportunity to spend a half day learning boat-handling techniques in a supportive environment. It’s offered Friday and Saturday at 10:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m., and Sunday at 10:15 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The goal of the courses is to address the high costs typically associated with at-the-helm training, making hands-on boating education more accessible. The courses also offer area residents the chance to try out recreational boating and give current boaters the opportunity to improve their boat-handling skills.

Space is limited. Students must be 21 years or older. To sign up for any on-water training course from the BoatUS Foundation, go to 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.