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Sea Tow hosts youth boating course in Connecticut

Sea Tow is hosting a two-day Hands on the Helm Boating University in Portland, Conn., for boaters ages 10 to 16.
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Sea Tow is hosting a two-day Hands on the Helm Boating University in Portland, Conn., for boaters ages 10 to 16.

The course — to be held April 9 and 16 — will enable students to obtain the credentials required to apply for Connecticut’s boating certificate.

Students will receive instruction on:

  • how to use a VHF radio, including channel etiquette and executing a call for routine help and emergency response
  • how to use fire extinguishers and flares
  • how to correctly wear a life jacket, including hands-on experience with inflatable models
  • how to tie basic knots

Hands on the Helm runs from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Petzold’s Marine Center. The cost is $149.

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