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Affordable 3-hour on-water powerboat training courses at Freedom Boat Club Ft. Pierce

by Scott Croft 12 Oct 2019 10:09 PDT 26-27 October 2019
Learn boat-handling basics during three-hour on-water training courses at Freedom Boat Club Fort Pierce, October 26 and 27. © Scott Croft

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 Fort Pierce offer a choice of two fun on-water powerboat training courses: Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves, Saturday, October 26, and Sunday, October 27, at Fort Pierce City Marina.

The Intro to Boating and Women Making Waves courses are three hours long and affordably priced at $149 per person. Both are offered Saturday and Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

Intro to Boating 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 half a day learning boat-handling techniques in a supportive environment.

Class size is limited 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 goal of the BoatUS Foundation and Freedom Boat Club Fort Pierce 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 see other course locations, go to BoatUS.org/On-Water.

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