The Fort Myers Power Squadron offers safe navigation courses

The Fort Myers Power Squadron offers safe navigation courses

America’s Boating Club Fort Myers offers safe boating lessons. This NASBLA and Florida approved course is for boaters of all types of watercraft and covers all general boating information including boating safety, boating laws and regulations, navigation and boating. boat. Florida law requires persons born on or after January 1, 1988 to take this course before operating a vessel powered by an engine of 10 HP or greater. Most boaters who take this course also enjoy savings on their boat insurance.

2021 data on boating accidents and fatalities compiled by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission found that 83% of operators involved in fatal accidents had no formal boating training, even though the operator had considerable boating experience. These courses save lives.

Registration and a brief introduction to the course begin Sunday, August 14 from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The two-session course begins on Sunday, August 21 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and ends on Sunday, August 28. This course runs from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and includes a short test required to receive a Florida Boater ID card. The cost is $50 or $60 for couples sharing educational materials, which includes the award-winning, comprehensive navigation manual. Free refreshments are included. The squadron building is located at 3145 Royalston Ave. in Fort Myers.

The Fort Myers Power Squadron is the oldest America’s Boating Club squadron in the region, serving the Fort Myers boating community for 66 years. CDC guidelines and social distancing will be adhered to.

To register or receive more information on how to take the course or join FMPS, contact Lt/C Millie Bonilla, AP at 612-616-6152 or email her at [email protected] . ¦

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