Huntington – Supervisor Chad A.
Lupinacci is encouraging all residents who venture out on Huntington’s
waterways to register for the advanced boating safety training course
“Emergencies On Board,” presented by Neptune Sail and Power Squadron in
coordination with the Town of Huntington, at Huntington Town Hall on Monday,
“I am pleased to announce that the
Town is expanding the boating safety training provided under the Victoria
Gaines Boating Safety Program to now include advanced boating safety courses
presented by Neptune Sail and Power Squadron, which address planning for and
troubleshooting boating emergencies – information that can save lives,” said
Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci.
The Town of Huntington offers free
basic boating safety certification training in the spring season leading into
the summer boating months. Attendees who register, attend a full 8-hour course,
and pass the test receive a NYS Boating Safety Credential issued by NYS Parks.
The courses now offered by Neptune
Sail and Power Squadron at Town Hall provide advanced boating safety training,
which complements the basic training course offered by the Town however completing
the basic boating safety course is not required to attend the advanced training
presented by Neptune Sail and Power Squadron.
Philip Quarles, Education Commander
for Neptune Sail and Power Squadron, stated: “The Neptune Sail and Power
Squadron was founded in 1938 and has been serving Town of Huntington for 83
years teaching boating safety and advanced boating courses. We are honored to
be partnering with the Town of Huntington offering classes to residents.
“Emergencies on Board” will be offered on August 12th. You can learn more by
"I want to continue to thank
all that devote their time to ensuring the water safety of the boating
community. I appreciate the unending support to my advocacy. One never thinks
this could happen to them and it absolutely can! My hope is that boaters of all
ages and experience levels continue to educate themselves. I believe this
coupled with the new laws on the horizon will ultimately save lives," said
The first presentation of
"Emergencies On Board" at Huntington Town Hall will be on Monday,
August 12 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The course cost is $20.00, made payable on
the evening of the event by check to: Neptune Sail & Power Squadron. Space
is limited to the first 50 students. Attendees may register at firstname.lastname@example.org or (631)
The Town held a presentation of
"Suddenly In Command," another advanced boating safety course
presented by Neptune Sail and Power Squadron on Monday, June 24 at Town Hall.
Both "Suddenly In Command"
and "Emergencies On Board" courses will be offered at Town Hall
periodically through the year.
Learn more about the Town of
Huntington Victoria Gaines Boating Safety Program or register for courses: http://huntingtonny.gov/boating-safety