Weekend Boat Show; New Boater Safety Law

Note the Coast Guard’s expanded RNA now in effect, and the new boater safety law as of May 1. Gorgeous day to be outdoors at the HVMTA boat show this weekend. See you there tomorrow!

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‘Tis the season . . . for barges. Remember last year, October’s boater safety roundtable? And project officials’ comment that there will be more machinery than water between the two counties? It’s urgently important to boat safely and responsibly, and to know what to do in case of an emergency.

The Hudson Valley Marine Trades Association boat show is this weekend at the Westerly Marina. I’ll be there Sunday walking around, so please come say hello.

safe boating

Reminder: next week (May 1), anyone born on or after May 1, 1996, must complete an eight-hour boating safety course before operating a mechanically-propelled vessel in the state’s navigable waters. Those born before May 1, 1996, are exempt.

Three sources confirmed that I can operate a boat (I don’t have one; just saying) on the Hudson River without a boating license — because there is no such certificate or license. However, if I…

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