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They might not be able to drive a car legally, but that won’t stop them from operating a boat.

By the time seventh-graders at Southold schools advance to eighth grade, they’ve already received a state certification in boating — a mandatory part of the school curriculum for over a decade. READ

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Peconic Bay Power Squadron will hold a New York State safe boating course for ages 10 to 19 Saturdays, Jan. 11 through Feb. 8 at noon at Mattituck-Laurel Library in Mattituck.

Registration will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Saturday, Jan. 11, the first day of class. The fee is $10, payable to Peconic Bay Power Squadron.

Call the library at 298-4134.

Southold Free Library will host a two-day New York State Boating Safety course Monday, Jan. 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. The course, led by John Scourakis, is suitable for ages 10 and over and will cover such topics as boat handling, navigation, marine radio and other legal and safety requirements. A fee of $35 is due at registration. Students will be eligible to receive a boating safety certificate at the end of the course.

To register, call the library at 765-2077.

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COURTESY PHOTO | Water tubers in the Peconic Bay.

FILE PHOTO | Water tubers in the Peconic Bay.

The Peconic Bay Power Squadron will present a one-day “America’s Boating Course” Saturday at Heron Harbor Suites, Port of Egypt Marine in Southold, at 8:30 a.m.

The course is offered to enable boaters to comply with the Suffolk County boater education law requiring all Suffolk County residents who operate a boat in Suffolk waters after October 2013 to carry evidence that they have completed an approved boating safety course. It will provide essential information for new boaters or a pre-season brush up for experienced boaters.

The eight-hour session will cover boating law, safety equipment, safe-boating practices, navigation, boating emergencies, personal watercraft, charts, GPS, trailering and more. The $70 fee includes a manual, companion CD, a box lunch and, after passing an exam, a safety certificate. Contact Fred Smith at 298-1930 or visit www.pbps.us.

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The Peconic Bay Power Squadron will present “America’s Boating Course” on Wednesday, May 8, at 6 p.m. at the Riverhead Moose Lodge.

The course is among those available to comply with the new Suffolk County boater education law requiring that by October, all county residents who operate a boat in waters here carry evidence they have completed an approved boating safety course. Similar legislation is expected to be adopted by the New York State Legislature, according to a press release from the Power Squadron.

The course is also approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, the United States Coast Guard and New York State.

There are three sessions as the program continues on May 15 and 22 and  will cover boating law, safety equipment, safe boating practices, navigation, boating emergencies, personal watercraft, charts, use of GPS devices, trailering and other significant issues for boaters.

Attendees will receive a 244 page America’s Boating Course manual, a companion CD and after passing an exam, a certificate of completion. Many insurance companies offer discounts to boaters who earn these certificates.

There’s a $60 fee that covers the cost of the manual and CD. To register, call Fred Smith at 631-298-1930 or visit www.PBPS.us.

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SUFFOLK TIMES FILE PHOTO | Luckily nobody was seriously injured in this boating mishap near Greenport last year.

The Peconic Bay Power Squadron released this week a new schedule for upcoming boater safety classes and seminars. The following is a list of the events that will be offered in our area:

Seminars

Subject: Hurricanes and Boats,
Squadron: Peconic Bay
Contact: Peter Young Phone: 631-298-4326
Email: [email protected]
Location: West Marine
Address: 1089 Old Country Rd
City: Riverhead, NY 11901
Start Date: SEP 08, 2012 Time: 01:00PM
Cost: FREE (Advanced Registration Required)

Subject: How to Use a Chart,
Squadron: Peconic Bay
Contact: Fred Roffe Phone: 631-728-3721
Email: [email protected]
Location: West Marine
Address: 1089 Old Country Road (Rt58)
City: Riverhead, NY 11901
Start Date: OCT 13, 2012 Time: 01:00PM
Cost: $45.00

Subject: Using GPS,
Squadron: Peconic Bay
Contact: Fred Roffe Phone: 631-728-3721
Email: [email protected]
Location: West Marine
Address: 1089 Old Country Road (Rt58)
City: Riverhead, NY 11901
Start Date: NOV 10, 2012 Time: 01:00PM
Cost: $45.00

Subject: Basic Coastal Navigation,
Squadron: Peconic Bay
Contact: Fred Smith Phone: 631-298-1930
Email: [email protected]
Location: West Marine
Address: 1089 Old Country Road (Rt58)
City: Riverhead, NY 11901
Start Date: JAN 12, 2013 Time: 01:00PM
Cost: $45.00

Advanced Classes

Subject: Seamanship,
Squadron: Peconic Bay
Contact: Larry Hynes Phone: 631-929-4369
Email: [email protected]
Location: George Young Community Center
Address: Rt25 and Jamesport Avenue
City: Jamesport, NY 11947
Start Date: OCT 02, 2012 Time: 07:00PM
Cost: $75.00