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Power Boating

Instruction

  • America's Boating Course.  Offered by The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.  "America's Boating Course is a unique study program covering the fundamentals of boating. The course is designed for skippers and crew of all types of watercraft. The course material covers seven chapters, which touch on:
     
    • general information about boats and maintenance
    • information to make your boating experience
    • safer and more comfortable
    • tips on being a more courteous boat operator
    • laws and regulations to which you must adhere

    The course materials include both an 80 page full color manual and interactive "courseware". The manual is your textbook, and the "courseware" is your virtual instructor. Both cover the same topics but each in its own way. The manual includes extensive diagrams, graphics and boating tips. The courseware is narrated and interactive, making use of animation, video, and sound. Both manual and courseware provide review questions so that you can verify that you truly understand the material. In addition to the lessons, the courseware includes resources, which will come in handy long after you have completed the course; printable forms (checklists, accident reports, float plans, etc.) and links to reference documents such as the Navigation Rules." 

Organizations

  • Rochester Offshore Powerboat Association.  "The Rochester Offshore Powerboat Association was originally formed in the fall of 1987 by a group of Offshore Racing enthusiasts. The original focus for the club was to promote and organize the exciting sport of offshore powerboat racing in and around the Greater Rochester Area and Western New York. The first local club race was held in September of 1988 on Lake Ontario with a ten mile oval course that ran from just east of the Genesee River to just west of Forest Lawn in Webster. After the success of the race, ROPA organized two subsequent races in 1989 and 1990 utilizing the same course. Those two races however, added an A.P.B.A. divisional race to the local club race. This attracted over sixty high performance boats, some up to forty one feet long, and boasting up to two thousand horse power with speeds over one hundred miles per hour. Not only did these races provide excitement for spectators but ROPA donated proceeds to such worthy charities as the Special Olympics and Camp Good Days and Special Times."
  • Rochester Power Squadron

Towing

  • Sea Tow Services International, Inc.  "Sea Tow Services International, Inc.—Your Road Service at Sea®—is the international leader in the marine assistance industry. With franchise locations through out the United States, Canada, Australia, Europe, Bahamas, Puerto Rico and Jamaica. Sea Tow's members are backed by 24-hour service regardless of where they travel.

    Sea Tow Services International is dedicated to providing members with a variety of on-the-water services, including multiple area towing, jump starts, covered ungroundings, fuel drops and more. In fact, Sea Tow increased its member benefits in 2003.

    In addition to non-emergency marine assistance, Sea Tow offers trailer and boat protection on the road with the Sea Tow Trailer Care™ program, and member discounts at over 1,600 businesses worldwide through its Sea Tow Advantage Network™."

 


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