The US Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant will offer the Young Boater Safety Certificate Training at the Central New York Boat Show Feb. 12-16, at the state Fairgrounds in
The course is for age 10 to 17. Successful completion of the 8-hour course and 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 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 in the Horticulture Building Seminar Room.
Both sessions must be completed. Pre-registration is required with New York Sea Grant by phone at 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.
Boat show hours are 1 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $10/person, children 13 and younger enter free, with free parking and shuttles.