Maryland Clean Marina Partners With MTAM For Boater Clinics

Maryland Clean Marina program staff are partnering with the Marine Trades Association of Maryland to host two “Welcome to Boating” clinics to help boaters improve basic but stressful skills so they are more likely to stay in the sport and are safer.

According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), 42 percent of new boaters leave the sport within five years. Research also shows that launching, retrieving, and docking boats are the most stressful part of the experience for all boaters. These clinics are aimed for the beginner boater but are open to anyone. Boating safety, fishing information, and lots of other material will be provided to help boaters have the best possible experience in Maryland. Both organizations are asking marinas to share this information with their boating customers.

The clinics will be held May 4 and 6 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Sandy Point State Park. Professional instructors will demonstrate the skills involved in properly launching, retrieving, and docking a small boat. The clinics will be free but participants will be required to pay the Park entry fee. COVID-19 safety precautions will be in place and masks will be required. Group sizes will be limited.

To receive information about the “Welcome to Boating” Clinics when registration opens click here. This is not a commitment to attend or a guarantee that space will be available.

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