BoatUS On-Board Training Offered in AlabamaPublished on January 13, 2020
The nonprofit BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water, together with Freedom Boat Club Gulf Coast and the The Wharf Boat & Yacht Show, are offering two at-the-helm on-water training courses for beginners and women on March 20 to 22 at the Wharf Boat and Yacht Show in Orange Beach, Alabama.
Taught aboard single-engine powerboats and offered in the morning and afternoon, “Intro to Boating” and “Women Making Waves” are three-hours each, priced at $129 and include show admission. Class size is limited to four students per vessel. “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 but is open for women only. Both courses are offered Friday, March 20, and Saturday, March 21, at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., and Sunday, March 22, at 10:30 a.m.
The goal of the courses 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 current boaters the opportunity to improve their boat-handling skills.
Space is limited. Students must be 21 years or older. All of the course details and signup can be found at BoatUS.org/OrangeBeach.