Lakewood Yacht Club and Galati Yacht Sales Hosted Youth Powerboat Safety Course
By: Angela Jackson
Galati Yacht Sales, Galveston, Texas location, was pleased to sponsor15 Lakewood Yacht Club teens who took the next step to become safe, responsible boaters this past weekend as they earned their U.S. Sailing Powerboat Safety Certificates.
"This was a great opportunity to give these kids necessary powerboat training at a time in their lives where they will be joining us out on the water more and more," said LYC member Duane Guidry. "We owe a special thank you to Galati Yacht Sales which generously financed the two-day, intensive safety course."
The class was taught by Margaret Candler and Cassidy Brown from the Sea Star Base Galveston, and included both classroom and on-the-water instruction covering:
On the water sessions: Engine & electrical systems Starting procedures
Leaving & returning to a slip
Steering a range
Person in-water rescue
Safety, preparation & weather
Registration & capacities
Navigation rules of the road
Aids to navigation
Participants had to have earned their Texas Boaters Education License and be at least 13 years old. Both breakfast and lunch were included both days and ended with a certification celebration and social hour Sunday evening.
Lakewood is honored to have hosted this U.S. Sailing-sanctioned event with the help of Galati Yacht Sales. LYC and its members take pride in utilizing best practices to protect the waters of Clear Lake and Galveston Bay as well as ensuring that members of all ages are afforded opportunities to learn boat safety and best practices.