Boat Shows & Events

Young Boaters Required Safety Course

Date: February 22, 2020
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Show map
New York State Fairgrounds
581 State Fair Blvd
Syracuse, NY 13209


Register Now for One-Day Training Feb. 22 at CNY Boat Show

On Saturday, February 22, 2020, from 9 am to 5 pm, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant will offer youth ages 10 to 17 the boater safety course required from them to legally operate a motorboat or personal watercraft on waters in NY. The training will be held at the 2020 Central New York Boat Show at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y.

The course taught by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 21 personnel includes a same-day proctored exam. New York Sea Grant is taking registrations for the free, all-in-one-day Young Boater certification training. Preregistration is required. Contact New York Sea Grant at 315-312-3042.

Each youth registering for the February 22, 2020 Young Boater course will receive 3 free admission passes to the 2020 Central New York Boat Show, held in both the Expo Center and the Exhibit Center. This event is the state's largest and oldest boat show, with more than 500 boats of all types. Exhibits include water recreation equipment; marine accessories; boating and fishing guides as well as exhibits by yacht clubs, waterfront destinations, and local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies.

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