Did you know that safe boating certification is available for our constituents? Many people take part in recreational boating in Union, Connecticut during the summer months. In fact, boating happens to be one of the favorite pastimes for east coast residents because it’s an exciting way to spend time with family and friends. Nothing quite compares to a day out on the water whether you enjoy fishing, sailing, water skiing, or simply cruising around. However, the excitement that boating has to offer also comes with some inherent risks. 

For example,  boating is not a completely safe endeavor and should be approached with a great deal of caution. Although there is a lot of information available, far too many boaters simply don’t realize the hazards of operating a boat.  Yet, boat safety is a tremendous responsibility that you must engage in anytime that you’re operating a boat on the water. The bottom line is that it’s  important that you are properly educated on boat safety best practices in order to ensure the safety of all passengers on board, and other people who are in the water. 

Safe boating certification is necessary because it goes a long way in helping to reduce personal injury and property damage that are associated with the use of recreational boats. In essence, safe boating education is important for everyone out on the water. Boaters can keep both themselves and their crew safe by learning about responsible boat operation, etiquette, and the rules of the waterways. Boaters can learn about all of these important subjects through the approved safe boating certification class held on July 23,2022 from 9 am to 5 pm. 

The most obvious benefit of taking the safe boating certification course is that you will become a better, and far safer boater. Boat safety courses can make boating more enjoyable for everybody involved, captain and passengers alike. If you are new to boat ownership or ready to expand your knowledge, a boating certificate course is a great first step that you need to be fully prepared to be on the water.  Our safe boating certification course covers a great deal of aspects that directly relate to boating safety, from the basics of boat handling to understanding weather signs. 

There will be lessons that are intended to provide a foundation of operational and safety instruction for boaters of all skill levels. Safe boating education can save lives. Did you know that approximately 85% of all boating accidents involve boat operators who have not certified in boat safety and or have not even taken a boat safety class? The good news is that there are countless stories of accidents and fatalities that were avoided because the boater involved had taken a safety course, didn’ t panic, and got out of the situation the correct way. 

As an added bonus, most insurance companies provide a discount on premiums for boaters who have recently completed an accredited boat safety course. That being said, you should definitely check with your insurance company in order to find out if you’re eligible for a discount. 

Once again, the town of Union, Connecticut will be holding a safe boating certification class on July 23, 2022 from 9 am to 5 pm. The investment is $75.