June 5, 2020

Last Chance – Essex Park and Recreation – Boating Certificat​ion Course

The US Power Squadron’s America’s Boating Course. Successful completion of the examination at the end of the course meets the requirements for the Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate and Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation which will be issued by the CT DEEP. There is a separate $50 fee payable to the State of CT for issuance of this Certificate.  Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete this program. An optional, two additional two-hour sessions are offered at the end of the course to introduce participants to the basics of coastal navigation. The course fee includes a Student Manual, America’s Boating Course 3rd Edition – which is a full-color 244-page boating safety course manual. For participants desiring to take the extended two weeks navigation sessions, there is an additional charge of $15 for a 4×15 plotter and dividers.

Ages: 14 & up
Jan 17, 19, 24, 26 (course), Jan 31 (exam), Feb 2, 7 (optional coastal navigation component)
Days: Tue/Thu
Time: 7-9pm
Fee: $45
Location: Essex Elementary School Media Center
Class Size: Min 5 / Max 25
Instructor: John McCarthy, Education Officer, Saybrook Sail and Power Squadron

Registration Information

There are three ways to register for a program, online, in-person, mail-in.

  1. Most programs allow for online registration. Visit our website and Login as a Member, or Register as a New Member.
  2. You will input your information, choose all the programs you wish to register for, and will be able to pay by credit card.
  3. You may mail in a registration form (available on our website) and payment to our office.
  4. You may register in-person at the office during business hours.
  5. Phone registrations are not accepted for any programs.    If the session you wish to register for is filled, you will be placed on a waiting list and notified immediately if and when an opening occurs.
  6. Children must be the proper age before the program begins.
  7. Only those enrolled in the program may attend. Sorry, but “visitors/family” will not be permitted in the program unless specified.
  8. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis and class sizes are limited. Programs will be canceled if registration does not meet the minimum.