This 8 week basic introductory 16 hour course is for both power and sail boaters. It is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, recognized by US Coast Guard and the state of Massachusetts as well as all other states. Successful students receive a USPS Certificate of Completion showing they have met the educational requirements for safe boat operation in all 50 states. The boating course will meet Tuesdays 6-8 pm starting March 26, no class April 16th (April vacation week). Plan to attend all classes. Course topics include federal and state navigation rules, required & recommended safety equipment, operating & environmental regulations, GPS, marine radio, safe boat handling, emergency procedures, PWC’s, hands-on chart work, and trailering. Open to all adults and children over the age of 12 on a first to register basis. Cost is $60 for manual, plotting tools and exam. Families may share materials to reduce costs. Register now to insure your space. Register at: BEVERLY-USPS.ORG Contact Ray Tilton, 978-578-1795 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.