National Safe Boating Council Offers Hands-On Training at Five Different Locations
Credit: NSBC press release
Bristow, VA (March 20, 2012) – Are you interested in enhancing your boat handling instruction skills? The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC), as part of its mission to promote safer boating through education, outreach, and training, has developed an instructor’s course in Close Quarters Boat Control to address growing needs identified amongst professionals, volunteer groups, and the recreational boating public. The Close-Quarters Boat Control Instructor’s Course will be held in five different locations during the next several months. The course is designed for professionals and those who teach programs to the recreational boating public.
“This course is ideal for professionals and others who teach novice recreational boaters on how to handle their craft safely and proficiently,” said Virgil Chambers, executive director of the NSBC. “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 Close-Quarters Boat Control Instructor Course is supported through a U.S. Coast Guard grant and, because of this, the National Safe Boating Council is able to assist qualified course attendees with travel and lodging costs. This course focuses on maneuvers and techniques used for basic boat handling and how to control a boat in close quarters, such as docking, coming alongside, backing and turning in a narrow space. The curriculum is presented in an easy-tofollow format. The course will be offered five times between April – August 2012: Nevada (April 17 – 18) Texas (May 9 – 10) Connecticut (June 12 – 13) Ohio (June 27 – 28) and Tennessee (August 22 – 23). Those enrolling will be asked to commit to using the training to advance handson instruction.
For a complete list of where each course will be held and more information on financial support to attend the course, contact the NSBC at (703) 361-4294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.