BoatUS and Freedom Boat Club offer courses in South Carolina

Freedom Boat Club and BoatUS will offer discounted on-the-water boater-training courses July 29-30.
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All classes will provide hands-on learning with on-board instructors.

All classes will provide hands-on learning with on-board instructors.

Freedom Boat Club and BoatUS will offer discounted on-the-water boater-training courses July 29-30 at the Charleston (S.C.) Harbor Resort and Marina.

All classes will be taught on powerboats ranging from 19 to 22 feet. The three-hour course starts at $149, and space is limited to four per vessel to ensure that each person gets time at the helm. There’s a ladies-only class called “Women Making Waves.”

The high cost of individualized training with a professional instructor can preclude people from taking an on-the-water class, BoatUS said. The courses are intended to make hands-on education more affordable.

The “Intro to Boating” course covers slow-speed maneuvering, docking and close-quarters handling in tight spaces. Classes start at 9 a.m. and run throughout the day.

Intermediate boating courses are also scheduled for 9 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on both days and will cover open-water handling, how to take wakes, using trim/tilt for boat balance, docking and backing down in tight spaces.

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