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Want To Learn How to Boat? Affordable On-Water Training Courses March 23 & 24

'Intro to Boating' and 'Women Making Waves' offered

Learn boat-handling basics during affordable three-hour on-water training courses at Freedom Boat Club Jacksonville, March 23 and 24.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Feb. 27, 2019 – 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 boat training courses taught aboard single-engine powerboats: “Intro to Boating” and “Women Making Waves,” Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24, at the club’s location at 2327 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, Florida.

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 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.

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.