The FBYC Cruising Division invites you to attend a class to obtain your Virginia Boater Card!
When: March 9, 2013
Where: FBYC Main Clubhouse, Second Floor
Time: 8:30am until examination is finished
Instructors: US Coast Guard Auxiliary
FBYC Host: Ted Bennett
Cost: $10.00 (Coffee and Danish, plus a light lunch will be served.)
This year’s course to be held on March 9th is, just like last year’s, an opportunity to obtain the Virginia Boater Education Card. It will be held beginning at 8:30 am, at the clubhouse and is offered by Flotilla 66 from Mathews County of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. State Regulations mandate the following for operators of a vessel with a 10 HP or larger motor:
Clearly, this is a very timely presentation, and it is anticipated that multi generations of FBYC members will need to attend. In addition, without exception, operators of all FBYC owned motor vessels used for race management and other activities will need to be licensed this summer.
This course satisfies the Virginia Boating Safety Education requirements for operators of recreation boats and personal watercraft and can be earned in one day by those who have taken and passed this course. The course, Boat Virginia, covers "Know Your Boat," "Before You Get Underway," "Operating Your Boat Safely," "The Legal Requirements of Boating," "Boating Emergencies-What to Do," and, "Enjoying Water Sports with Your Boat". Registration will be limited to 50 people, so sign up early. The day’s detailed schedule is as follows:
Everyone who completes the 60-question test, without missing more than 6 questions (at least a 90% grade), will receive a certificate of education completion. The Coast Guard Auxiliary members will distribute the Boating Education Completion Card that day.
The name and mailing address of each attendee is requested at least a month ahead so that each registrant can receive, from the Coast Guard Auxiliary, a Virginia Boater booklet. All materials and instruction by Flotilla 66 state-certified instructors are free.
Be sure to register online at www.fbyc.net.
Cruising Division Commander