Register Now for Feb. 14 & 16 Young Boater Safety Training at 2013 CNY Boat Show
Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - Press Release
Contact:

Dave White, New York Sea Grant, Recreation/Tourism Specialist, P: 315.312.3042, E: dgw9@cornell.edu

Kara Lynn Dunn, NYSG's Freelance Publicist, P: 315-465-7578, E: karalynn@gisco.net

Drew Wickham, CNY Boat Show Manager, P: 585-526-5460, E: bia@rochester.rr.com

Syracuse, NY, January 17, 2013 – The US Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant are partnering to offer Young Boater Safety Certificate Training at the Central New York Boat Show at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. The free two-part course for youth ages 10-17 will be taught from 6pm to 8:30pm on Thursday, February 14 AND from 9am to 2:30pm on Saturday, February 16 in the Horticulture Building Seminar Room. Successful completion of the 8-hour course and proctored exam is required for youth to legally operate a motorized boat or watercraft alone on New York State waters.

Pre-registration for the Young Boater Safety Certificate Training is required. Contact New York Sea Grant at 315-312-3042, slm22@cornell.edu.

Each youth registering for the course will receive three free admission passes into the 2013 Central New York Boat Show that is New York’s largest and oldest boat show February 13-17. Exhibits in three buildings at the NYS Fairgrounds showcase more than 500 power and sail boats, yachts, water recreation equipment and information, marine accessories, docks, and the 2013 New York Sea Grant Discover Clean & Safe Boats.

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.  

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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 has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube links.

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