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Education & Training

Lecardo Marine Consulting, LLC is proud to offer the Connecticut Safe Boating Course for the 2020 boating season. This course is approved by NASBLA (National Association of Safe Boating Law Administrators) and by DEEP (Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Successfully completing this course will allow boaters to legally operate vessels including Jet Ski’s on the waterways of Connecticut. Please click the link below for a list of class dates, locations and registration information.

Learn at the Helm

If you have completed the basic safe boating course, you’re ready for the next step: On-water Training with a Licensed Captain! Spending just 3-4 hours with an experienced captain can dramatically increase your safety and confidence. What you will learn:
 
  • Voyage planning
  • Docking and maneuvering in close quarters
  • Safety check
  • Maximizing the use of your electronics
  • Properly trimming the vessel to maximize fuel economy
  • The anchoring process
  • Understanding the Rules of the Road in real-life situations
  • Chart reading and navigation
  • Properly securing the vessel
  • Any topic important to you
 
Hands-on training is critical to your success as a recreational boater. This training can be conducted aboard your own boat, helping you become familiar with your particular vessel. If you do not currently own a boat, arrangements can be made to provide one. Please contact us for more information.