Oswego County News Release
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March 24, 2009

Boating Safety Classes to be Held

Oswego County Sheriff Reuel A. Todd has announced that three Boating Safety Courses will be held beginning in May 2009.

There is no charge for the training. A parent or guardian must accompany any youths ages 10 through 17 to the classroom on the first day of the course to sign a parental permission form.

New York State Law requires boaters to hold a safety certificate if:

  • You operate a personal watercraft and are at least 14 years of age.

  • You wish to operate a motorboat and you are at least 10 years old and less than 18 years old.

  • If you are less than 10 years old you may operate a motorboat (non-PWC) only if someone over 18 or someone between the ages of 10 and 18 who holds a safety certificate, is on board with you.

  • Although not mandatory, except of PWC operation, adult boating education is strongly recommended.

These three courses will be at the Oswego County Public Safety Center, 39 Churchill Road, Oswego as follows:

April 18, 2009, 9 AM to 1 PM
April 19, 2009, 12 noon to 4 PM

May 2, 2009, 9 AM to 1 PM
May 3, 2009, 12 noon to 4 PM

May 16, 2009, 9 AM to 1 PM
May 17, 2009, 12 noon to 4 PM

Students must attend both days of their chosen training course to complete the program.

Pre-registration is required and class size will be strictly limited due to available space. Interested students can register by contacting Brenda Holloway weekdays from 8 AM to 4:30 PM at 349-3259.

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