Bristow, VA (PRWEB) September 11, 2012
Interested in enhancing 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. The course is designed to address the growing needs among professionals, volunteer groups and those who teach programs to the recreational boating public. To meet growing demand, the NSBC has just announced five new dates and locations for 2012.
“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, therefore, 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-to-follow format. The course will be offered five times between September – October 2012: Alabama (September 13-14); Florida (September 29-30); Connecticut (October 2-3); Maryland (October 20-21); and Arizona (October 23-24). Those enrolling will be asked to commit to using the training to advance hands-on instruction.
For a complete list of where each course will be held and more information on financial support to attend the course, visit “Training” at http://www.SafeBoatingCouncil.org or contact the NSBC at (703) 361-4294 or office(at)safeboatingcouncil(dot)org.
About the National Safe Boating Council
The National Safe Boating Council (NSBC) is the foremost coalition for the advancement and promotion of safer boating through education, outreach, and training. The NSBC accomplishes this mission by promoting outreach and research initiatives that support boating education and safety awareness; improving the professional development of boating safety educators through training; and developing and recognizing outstanding boating safety programs. To learn more about the NSBC and its programs, visit http://www.SafeBoatingCouncil.org.