Boating Basic Course in SUTTON!

* Under age 18? You must take a classroom course and proctored exam.

Just down the road from Manchaug Pond, a Boating Basics Course will be held beginning later this month.

Here’s the details:

WHAT: BOAT MASSACHUSETTS is state and nationally approved, concentrating on the equipment and operating guidelines needed to enjoy boating in a safe and responsible way.

WHEN: April 27, 29 May 4 & 6 with all 4 sessions required, from 6:30-9 PM.

WHERE: Sutton Fire Station #2, Manchaug Road, Manchaug/Sutton.

WHY: Classes are for adults and youth 12 years of age and older. Family participation is encouraged and has proven to be very rewarding. All graduates in the 12 through 15 year-old age group will be issued a Safety Certificate allowing them to operate a motorboat without adult supervision, as required by state law. The same is true for 16 and 17 year old youth who wish to operate a personal watercraft (jet ski, wave runner, etc.)

HOW: Pre-register with the MA Environmental Police at 508-759-0002. All classes are free of charge.