Boating course offered to students


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Do you want to be able to drive a boat in any state? Unlike getting your driver’s license, you only need to be twelve years old to earn a nationally as well as coast guard approved United States Power Squadron Certificate of Completion.

Individuals and families alike can take advantage of this opportunity. The only thing required is your time and a bit of money. For sixty dollars, students will receive manuals and plotting tools and learn the minimum requirements for the National Recreational Boating Safety program navigation rules. Additionally, they will learn the required and recommended safety equipment, emergency procedures, GPS, marine radio, boat handling, trailering, PWC, and hands on chart work.

Meetings will take place Tuesday evenings beginning on February 27 from 7-9 PM. It will take seven weeks to learn the material in order to be certified,

“I always love running these courses, opening up opportunities for boating to members in the community,” said Robert Duncan, the Cape Ann course instructor. “The class size is limited to 20 students though, and typically fills up. Students can register at to reserve their space.”

If you’re interested, reserve your spaces before you miss out on this unique opportunity at Gloucester High School.