For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Foy Curley
Membership Director
281-474-2511, ext. 217
Lakewood Yacht Club and Galati Yacht Sales Hosted Youth Powerboat Safety Course
LYC and Galati Yacht Sales collaborated to help teen
sailors become responsible boaters May 27-28
Seabrook, TX: Fifteen LYC teens took the next step to become safe, responsible boaters this past weekend as they earned their U.S. Sailing Powerboat Safety Certificates.

"This was a great opportunity to give these kids necessary powerboat training at a time in their lives where they will be joining us out on the water more and more," said LYC member Duane Guidry. "We owe a special thank you to Galati Yacht Sales which generously financed the two-day, intensive safety course."

The class was taught by Margaret Candler and Cassidy Brown from the Sea Star Base Galveston, and included both classroom and on-the-water instruction covering:
On the water sessions:
  • Engine & electrical systems
  • Starting procedures
  • Docking
  • Leaving & returning to a slip
  • Close-quarters maneuvers
  • Anchoring
  • Steering a range
  • Person in-water rescue
Classroom sessions:
  • Safety, preparation & weather
  • Maneuvering concepts
  • Registration & capacities
  • Equipment requirements
  • Navigation rules of the road
  • Aids to navigation
  • Environment regulations
Participants had to have earned their Texas Boaters Education License and be at least 13 years old. Both breakfast and lunch were included both days and ended with a certification celebration and social hour Sunday evening.

Lakewood is honored to have hosted this U.S. Sailing-sanctioned event with the help of Galati Yacht Sales. LYC and its members take pride in utilizing best practices to protect the waters of Clear Lake and Galveston Bay as well as ensuring that members of all ages are afforded opportunities to learn boat safety and best practices.
About Lakewood Yacht Club
Lakewood Yacht Club is one of the best-kept secrets on Clear Lake as well as the Greater Houston and Galveston communities. LYC is a private, member-owned club with great amenities to enjoy with friends and family, and located on 38 beautifully landscaped acres in the NE corner of Clear Lake. The Club provides its members an exceptional environment for social, boating and other water activities.