Stewarts Shops Sponsor Youth Community Boating Course

 The H. Lee White Museum & Maritime Center is offering a great summer water related activity in the “Historic Maritime District”. The program, “Youth Community Boating Safety” was created to teach young people how to be safe on the water and learn the fundamentals of boating and sailing. The Oswego Maritime Foundation organization, now under the Maritime Center, has been offering this community service course for 28 years. It is being made available to youth throughout Central New York thanks to a grant from Stewarts Shops.

       This introductory five-hour, two day course is held in the J. Richard Pfund Boating Center and focuses on boating and personal water safety. The students are introduced to sailing fundamentals, safe boat handling and basic water survival; all serving to help the student determine if they are interested in pursuing additional instruction.  The course is open to students 9 to 17 years of age who have not previously participated in this or other OMF courses. 

      The course is taught by experienced instructors.  The time and enrollment is very limited as this course fills very quickly each year. Early enrollment is strongly encouraged to ensure a spot in the course.

       Two sessions are available on:  July 1-2 or July 22-23, both from 5-7:30 pm.       Call the Museum office at 315.342.0480 to register. A $10.00 commitment fee is requested, refundable on completion of the course or applicable toward course fees for additional instruction.

 Information on this as well as Adult Basic Sailing, Adult Redbook, Family Community Sail and Couple Sailing classes is available by calling the museum or checking the website. To RSVP and to prepay contact the Museum at 315-342-0480 or info@hleewhitemarinemuseum.com. Also check hleewhitemarinemuseum.com or facebook.com/hlwmm for other programming and events.