Dave White, New York Sea Grant, Recreation/Tourism Specialist, P: 315.312.3042, E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Drew Wickham, Central New York Boat Show Manager, 585-526-5460
Jacob (left) and Adam Cooper, seen here at Cooper's Marina in
Baldwinsville, earned their Young Boater Safety Certificates at the 2010
Central New York Boat Show. The training program was offered again this
year in February by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant
at the Central New York Boat Show at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse,
NY. Successful completion of the free 8-hour two-part course and
proctored exam is required for youth to legally operate a motorized boat
or watercraft alone on New York State waters. Photo courtesy of
Syracuse, NY, January 10, 2014 –The US Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant will offer the Young Boater Safety Certificate Training for ages 10-17 as part of the February 12-16, 2014 Central New York Boat Show at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. 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.
Registration for limited space is now open for the two-part course that will be taught at the Central New York Boat Show on Thursday, February 13 from 6pm to 8:30pm AND Saturday, February 15 from 9am to 2:30pm in the Horticulture Building Seminar Room.
Pre-registration is required with New York Sea Grant by phone at 315-312-3042.
Each youth registering for the course will receive three free admission passes into the 2014 show that is New York’s largest and oldest boat show. The Central New York Boat Show fills three buildings with more than 500 boats, including the 2014 New York Sea Grant Discover Clean & Safe Boating vessels, plus water recreation equipment; marine accessories; boating, fishing and Adirondack guides; charter captains, water recreation industry leaders and waterfront destinations with exhibits, information and mini-seminar exhibits.
The show’s Boating Information Center is expanding in 2014 to include the New York Sea Grant Launch Steward voluntary watercraft inspection program along with boating, tourism, safety, invasive species, and law enforcement exhibits by local, state and federal organizations.
The February 12-16, 2014 Central New York Boat Show hours are 1pm-9pm Wednesday-Friday, 10am-9m Saturday, and 10am-5pm Sunday at the NYS Fairgrounds. Admission is $10/person, children 13 and younger enter free, with free parking and shuttles. Learn more at www.cnyboatshow.com.
More Info: New York Sea Grant
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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links. NYSG also offers a free e-list sign up via www.nyseagrant.org/coastlines
for NY Coastlines
, its flagship publication, which, in 2014, merges with the program's e-newsletter, Currents
. NY Coastlines
is published several times a year.