BRANT BEACH - Are you ready for sun and warmth?  Spring and summer fun is not that far away even though the weather has been so cold recently.

The St. Francis Community Center is offering a Basic Boating Safety Course in May.  Registration is open for the course that is being held on Tuesday, May 1 and Thursday, May 3 from 5:00 to 9:00 PM at the St. Francis Community Center, 4700 Long Beach Blvd. in Brant Beach.

The NJ State Police Certification Course for Basic Boating Safety consists of a total of 8 hours of lecture and video with homework and test. 

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This class will prepare and certify individuals to operate a motor boat or a personal water craft vessel in New Jersey.  The criteria is as follows:

  • Certified operators ages 13-15 may operate vessels with up to a 1 hp motor. 
  • However, if the vessel is over 12 feet long, then motor may be up to 9.9 hp. 
  • Certified operators ages 16 and older may operate any motor boat or personal watercraft. 

Workbooks will be provided for each student.  Registration is $85 and classes are forming now.  Registration information can be found online at: www.stfranciscenterlbi.org, or call St. Francis Community Center’s Front Desk at 609-494-8861

For additional information please contact Mike Thompson at (609) 494-8861.  His email address is mthompson@stfrancislbi.org