Dave White, New York Sea Grant, Recreation/Tourism Specialist, P: 315.312.3042, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kara Lynn Dunn, NYSG's Freelance Publicist, P: 315-465-7578, E: email@example.com
Drew Wickham, CNY Boat Show Manager, P: 585-526-5460, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Syracuse, NY, January 25, 2013 - An angling seminar, New York State Young Boater Safety Certification training, and in-water demonstrations of life jackets and canoe safety will be offered free with admission to the February 13-17, 2013 Central New York Boat Show at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. The schedule is as follows:
Wednesday, February 13, 6:30pm
Freshwater Fishing Tips with Captain Tony Buffa
Learn tips gained from 35-plus years of charter captain experience on New York waters with fishing guide Captain Tony Buffa at the Center of Progress building.
Thursday, February 14, 6-8:30pm AND Saturday, February 16, 9am-2:30pm
New York State Young Boater Safety Certification Training with USCGA
The 8-hour training taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in the Horticulture Building Seminar Room is required for youth ages 10-17 to legally operate a motorized boat or watercraft alone on New York waters. Registrants receive three free passes to the CNY Boat Show. Space limited; pre-registration required: 315-312-3042, email@example.com.
In-Water Life Jacket (PFD) & Paddle Sports Safety Demonstrations with New York Sea Grant
Do you know how the five different types of PFD (personal floatation devices) work and when you need to use them? Do you know what to do before and when you flip your canoe or kayak? Find out at in-water demonstrations sponsored by New York Sea Grant, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Full Throttle Life Vests, Syracuse Pool & Patio, Marathon Boat Group, and Morgan Recreational Supply.
Thursday, Feb. 14 and Friday, Feb. 15 at 7pm
Saturday, Feb. 16 at 12pm and 4pm
Sunday, Feb. 17 at 12pm and 3pm
Paddle Sports Safety Demonstrations:
Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2pm and 6pm
Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2pm
Those attending the in-water demonstrations can register for the opportunity to win a Shoremaster Navigator Kayak from Brinson Marine and Shoremaster, Syracuse, NY; a Full Throttle Type III Inflatable Life Vest, or a free adult Boating Safety Certification class with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.
The Central New York Boat Show is New York’s largest and oldest boat show, with more than 500 power, sail and sport boats, personal watercraft, water recreation equipment, marine accessories and services, and docks on display in three buildings. Show hours are 1-9pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10am-9pm Saturday; and 10am-5pm Sunday. Admission is $10/person; children 13 and younger free. Parking and shuttles are free. The Central New York Boat show is organized by the Boating Industry Association of Upstate New York, www.cnyboatshow.com
For more information on the Discover Clean & Safe Boat, contact White at NYSG's SUNY Oswego office, 315-312-3042 or click through the "News" section of www.nyseagrant.org/marina
The 2013 Central NY Boat Show in Syracuse February 13-17 includes in-water demonstrations on the various types of life-saving floatation devices and canoe rollover safety tips. Left to right at the 2012 show: US Coast Guard E-4 Boatswain’s Mate Nicole Brooks, US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 21 Syracuse Vice Commander Dan Welch, and New York Sea Grant Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist Dave White. Photo: Brian P. Whattam
New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, is one of 33 university-based programs under the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NSGCP engages this network of the nation’s top universities in conducting scientific research, education, training and extension projects designed to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of our aquatic resources. Through its statewide network of integrated services, NYSG has been promoting coastal vitality, environmental sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State’s marine and Great Lakes resources since 1971. For updates on Sea Grant activities: www.nyseagrant.org
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