THIS COURSE IS 8 HOURS IN LENGTH. PARTICIPANTS MUST BE PRESENT FOR ALL 8 HOURS!! This is a New York State certified course on the safe operation of boats and personal watercraft. It is required for 10-17 yr. olds in order to legally operate a boat, (14 yrs. old) for PWC on any body of water within NY State. As of 1/1/09, all personal watercraft operators are required to be 14 years of age and older, possessing a NYS boating safety certificate.*New York Safe Boating textbook is now available on-line for students to read and study before coming to class - located at this website http://nysparks.com/recreation/boating/education.aspx Read all chapters prior to class. Print a copy if you are able to and don't forget a pen/pencil/highlighter. There will be a test at the end of this class.