Learn boat handling basics or brush up on your skills with three-hour on-water training courses at Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville April 18 and 19. Download hi-res photo
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 10, 2020 – Want to get a taste of the boating life or improve your on-water boat handling 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 boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: “Intro to Boating” and “Women Making Waves,” Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, at the club’s location at Julington Creek Marina at 12807 San Jose Blvd.
Both the “Intro to Boating” and “Women Making Waves” courses start each day at 9 a.m., are three hours long and affordably priced at $149 per person. 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-licensed captain.
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 is 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 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 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 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.
About Freedom Boat Club:
Freedom Boat Club, a division of Brunswick Corporation (NYSE: BC) and headquartered in Venice, Florida, is the world’s oldest and largest boat club with over 200 locations in 31 states, Canada, and Europe. The club services more than 20,000 memberships representing over 40,000 members and sports a fleet of more than 2,000 boats. More information about Freedom Boat Club and membership opportunities can be found at FreedomBoatClub.com.