Winthrop Safe Boating Day to Be Held on May 19

Thursday, May 16, 2013
By Transcript Staff
Three generations of the Kennedy family prepare for “Operation Paddle smart” with their Kayak at Cottage Park Yacht Club. (left to right) David W. Kennedy III, Commander David W. Kennedy Jr. (U.S. Coast Guard Retired), Hunter and Hayes Kennedy. Pictured with Auxiliarist Ray Julian

Three generations of the Kennedy family prepare for “Operation Paddle smart” with their Kayak
at Cottage Park Yacht Club. (left to right) David W. Kennedy III, Commander David W. Kennedy Jr.
(U.S. Coast Guard Retired), Hunter and Hayes Kennedy. Pictured with Auxiliarist Ray Julian

“Winthrop Safe Boating Day-Operation Paddle Smart” begins 2013 National Safe Boating Week on Sunday May 19th at Cottage Park Yacht Club from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  Come and learn how to properly wear inflatable life vests & inherently buoyant PFD’s properly, use of visual distress signals, dockside instruction, with Coast Guard Boating Safety Resources. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarists will be conducting vessel safety checks for Kayaks and paddle craft.  All Recreational Boaters, Paddle Craft Operators and Youth Sailors welcomed. Sponsored by Winthrop Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 51 and Cottage Park Yacht Club. Free to the public.

Winthrop Town Council President Peter Gill will read the Town’s Official Proclamation “Winthrop Safe Boating Day from CPYC head Pier at 10:30. Ray Julian, Coast Guard Auxiliary District Officer, is heading this Recreational Boating Safety event.

 

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