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Westfield State to offer Boating Safety course

The Westfield State University Division of Graduate and Continuing Education (DGCE) will offer a “Boating Safety” course on Tuesday nights, February 2-April 5 from 7-9:15 p.m.

Taught by qualified U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructor Bruce Mason, the course includes information on boat construction, life jackets, trailer handling, boat handling, the waterway marking system, reading buoys, day markers, lights, rules you must follow, inland boating, introduction to navigation, charts, chart tools, boat motors, lines and knots, basic weather, and your boat radio. This course is a must for all beginners as well as serious boaters and satisfies all states’ requirements for licensing. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the final exam. This course is designed for adults, as well as children as young as 7th grade. The required book ($40) will be available from the instructor on the first night of class.

The cost of this course is $25. Registration will be accepted until the first night of class. For more information and to register, please contact Brandon Fredette at (413) 572-8033 or or visit


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