National Safe Boating Council plans close-quarters training

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The National Safe Boating Council is offering an instructor's course in close-quarters boat control that is designed to address growing needs among professionals, volunteer groups and those who teach programs to the recreational boating public.

The training will be held at five locations during the next several months.

“This course is ideal for professionals and others who teach novice recreational boaters how to handle their craft safely and proficiently,” National Safe Boating Council executive director Virgil Chambers said in a statement. “The NSBC's close-quarters boat control instructor's course can help to advance instructional skills and give the students more confidence when operating their craft.”

The course will be offered five times: Nevada (April 17-18); Texas (May 9-10); Connecticut (June 12-13); Ohio (June 27-28); and Tennessee (Aug. 22-23).

For information, contact the council at (703) 361-4294 or


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