The Hoofer Sailing Club in cooperation with the Madison Sail & Power Squadron and the Department of Natural Resources will hold the Boat Smart course at the Memorial Union. This course is approved
by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). It is open to the Public. You need not be a UW student nor a UW alumnus.
The course fulfills a number of requirements:
(1) The State of Wisconsin has passed a boating education law that requires anyone born on or after January 1, 1989 and who operates (is at the helm of) a motorized boat to have completed a NASBLA-approved boating safety course.
(2) Attendees who complete this course may join the Untied States Power Squadrons and have access to their curriculum of advanced boating courses, which includes: Sail, Cruise Planning, Weather, Engine Maintenance, Marine Electronics, Coastal Piloting, Offshore Navigation, Seamanship, and others.
(3) The course is also recommended for any sail or power boater as a basic boating safety course and successful completion carries lifetime certification from the DNR.
(4) Most insurance carriers will offer a discount on boat insurance to those who complete the course.
(5) For sailors interested in bareboat chartering, it is also a great resume builder.
Dates: Wednesday, June 20 (Part 1) and Thursday, June 21 (Part 2)
Time: 1700 to 2100 (5:00 PM to 9:00 PM)
Location: Memorial Union (check Today In The Union).
Cost: $10.00 (71% discount from regular price for Hoofer Sailing Club Members), $35 to members of the public who are not Hoofer members.
Enrollment: Pre-registration required. Enrollment is limited so register early.
Instructor: Lt. Cmdr. Fred Petillo
Format: Lecture, Q&A, multiple choice exam
Content: Boat types and terms, propulsion systems, charts, boat handling, water safety, trailering, safe fueling practices, equipment requirements,
boat registration, rendering assistance, aids to navigation, navigation (right-of-way) rules, sound signals, adverse conditions, emergencies, marine
radiotelephone, Federal and State rules & regulations, etc.
How to register:
1. During business hours: call the Wisconsin Union Outdoor Programs Office at 608-262-1630.
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