SEBASTIAN — The Sebastian Inlet Sail and Power Squadron is now registering boaters for its Boat Smart Class to be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 18 at the Sebastian City Complex Annex, 1245 Main St.
This course is designed for all boaters, including personal watercraft operators, fishermen operating an outboard utility boat, canoe and kayak paddlers, skippers of family cruisers and sailing enthusiasts. All boaters must follow the sale nautical rules, regulations and courtesies of the sea. The course is divided into three main sections:
Getting Started – boat terms and types, boat handling, anchoring, water sport safety and personal watercraft
What’s Needed – equipment, regulations and law enforcement
Rules to Live By – aids to navigation, navigation rules, adverse conditions and marine radios.
As boating is often a family activity, the united States Power Squadrons encourage families to attend in groups. The cost is $35 per person and advance registration is suggested, but not required. In-person registration begins at 7:45 a.m. that day.Information: Call (772) 766-3926 or visit the Sebastain Inlet Sail and Power Squadron at www.sebastianinletps.org.