YMCA launches Adult Power Boating program

The YMCA of Beaufort County is offering a two-day boating program for adults (age 18+). The program will be offered at two sessions. Each session will include one 3-hour evening class covering South Carolina Department of Natural Resources(DNR) education at the YMCA in Port Royal (1801 Richmond Avenue) and a second 6-hour class using hands-on instruction at the Port Royal Sound Maritime Center dock (310 Okatie Hwy, Okatie).

The Adult Power Boating class will focus on teaching the DNR boating education class and offering on-water experience including boat trailer launching & retrieval, boat operations, docking, navigation, GPS & radio use, knots and basic safety instruction.

There are two sessions offered:

Session 1:

Wed., September 23, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (YMCA in Port Royal)

Fri., September 25, 9 a.m. -3 p.m. (Okatie)

Session 2:

Wed., September 23, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (YMCA in Port Royal)

Sat., September 26, 9 a.m. -3 p.m. (Okatie)

The cost is $125 per person. Class size is limited and registration must be complete by September 14, 2015. Contact YMCA Boating Director Paul Spencer (843-522-9622) for further information or register at the YMCA in Port Royal.

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