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LAKEWOOD YACHT CLUB & GALATI YACHTs HOSTED YOUTH POWERBOAT SAFETY COURSE

LAKEWOOD YACHT CLUB & GALATI YACHTs HOSTED YOUTH POWERBOAT SAFETY COURSE

Powerboat Safety Course

Galati Yacht Sales, Galveston, Texas location, was pleased to sponsor 15 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. They included both classroom and on-the-water instruction covering:

On the water sessions: 

Engine & electrical systems

Starting procedures

Docking

Leaving & returning to a slip

Close-quarters maneuvers

Anchoring

Steering a range

Person in-water rescue

 

Classroom sessions:

 

Safety, preparation & weather

Maneuvering concepts

Registration & capacities

Equipment requirements

Navigation rules of the road

Aids to navigation

Environment regulations

 

 

Participants had to have earned their Texas Boaters Education License and be at least 13 years old. Additionally, both breakfast and lunch were included both days and ended with a certification celebration and social hour Sunday evening.

 

Lastly, Lakewood took honor in being able to host 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 afford opportunities to learn boat safety and best practices.

Powerboat Safety Course classroom

Powerboat Safety Course practical exam