Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R, I, C – Batavia), in conjunction with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Parks and Marine Unit and New York State Parks Police, is hosting a free Boater Safety Course for the public. The course will be held on Saturday, June 20, at Hamlin State Park.
“We are fortunate to live in one of the best tourist destinations in the Northeast. This summer, I encourage everyone to rediscover their own backyard and am inviting all boaters to join me at this free and informative event,” said Hawley.
New York State law requires that all boaters pass an 8-hour boating safety course if:
- You operate a personal watercraft, such as a jet ski, and are at least 14 years of age;
- You wish to operate a motorboat (other than a personal watercraft) and you are at least 10 years old and less than 18 years old.
Steve Hawley’s free Boating Safety Course is an officially-recognized 8-hour safety course, as required by law. Subjects covered include proper equipment, the rules of the water, buoys, safe operation, accidents and special activities. Although the course is free, there will be a $10 fee for processing a permanent boating safety certificate with the New York State Department of Parks. Anyone caught boating without a safety certificate may face fines and/or imprisonment.
Details of the course include:
Hosted in conjunction with the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department
Saturday, June 20, 2009
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Participants should bring a bagged lunch
Hamlin State Park, Shelter 1
1 Camp Road
Hamlin, NY 14464
RSVP by calling Assemblyman Hawley’s office at 585-598-5780.