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L to r: US Coast Guard E-4 Boatswain's Mate Nicole Brooks,
USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 21 Syracuse Vice Commander Dan Welch, and
New York Sea GrantCoastal Recreation & Tourism Specialist Dave White
demonstrate water safety at 2012 CNY Boat Show.
A canoe rollover demo will be added for the 2013 show.

January 25, 2013 -- An angling seminar, New York State Young Boater Safety Certification training, and in-water demonstrations of life jackets and canoe safety will be offered free with admission to the February 13-17, 2013 Central New York Boat Show at the NYS Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. The schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, February 13, 6:30pm
Freshwater Fishing Tips with Captain Tony Buffa
Learn tips gained from 35-plus years of charter captain experience on New York waters with fishing guide Captain Tony Buffa at the Center of Progress building.

Thursday, February 14, 6-8:30pm AND Saturday, February 16, 9am-2:30pm
New York State Young Boater Safety Certification Training with USCGA
The 8-hour training taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in the Horticulture Building Seminar Room is required for youth ages 10-17 to legally operate a motorized boat or watercraft alone on New York waters. Registrants receive three free passes to the CNY Boat Show. Space limited; pre-registration required: 315-312-3042, slm22@cornell.edu.  

In-Water Life Jacket (PFD) & Paddle Sports Safety Demonstrations with New York Sea Grant
Do you know how the five different types of PFD (personal floatation devices) work and when you need to use them? Do you know what to do before and when you flip your canoe or kayak? Find out at in-water demonstrations sponsored by New York Sea Grant, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Full Throttle Life Vests, Syracuse Pool & Patio, Marathon Boat Group, and Morgan Recreational Supply.

PFD Demonstrations will be presented:             
  • Thursday, Feb. 14 and Friday, Feb. 15 at 7pm
  • Saturday, Feb. 16 at 12pm and 4pm
  • Sunday, Feb. 17 at 12pm and 3pm 

Paddle Sports Safety Demonstrations will be presented:
  • Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2pm and 6pm
  • Sunday, Feb. 17 at 2pm

Those attending the in-water demonstrations can register for the opportunity to win a Shoremaster Navigator Kayak from Brinson Marine and Shoremaster, Syracuse, NY; a Full Throttle Type III Inflatable Life Vest, or a free adult Boating Safety Certification class with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

The Central New York Boat Show is New York’s largest and oldest boat show, with more than 500 power, sail and sport boats, personal watercraft, water recreation equipment, marine accessories and services, and docks on display in three buildings. Show hours are 1-9pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 10am-9pm Saturday; and 10am-5pm Sunday. Admission is $10/person; children 13 and younger free. Parking and shuttles are free. The Central New York Boat show is organized by the Boating Industry Association of Upstate New York, www.cnyboatshow.com. -30-


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