Young boaters safety course; register now for one-day training Feb. 22 at CNY Boat Show

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant personnel will offer the required Young Boater Safety Certification course on Feb. 22 at the Central New York Boat Show. (Photo: NYSG)

SYRACUSE - From 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, 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 New York. The training will be held at the 2020 Central New York Boat Show at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.

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 Feb. 22 young boater course will receive three 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.

The 2020 Central New York Boat Show hours are 1-9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, and Friday, Feb. 21; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 23. Show admission is $10 per person, 13 and younger free. Free parking and shuttle are provided. Learn more at

To learn more about New York Sea Grant, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, visit To learn more about U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 21, visit

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.