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SUNY Maritime & Landfall Offer USCG-Approved Launch Tender Course


SUNY Maritime College and Landfall Navigation Offer On-the-Water, USCG-Approved Launch Tender Course

Throgs Neck, NY – March 2, 2010

SUNY Maritime College, in Throgs Neck, NY, is teaming up with Landfall in Stamford, CT to offer its 16-hour Launch Tender, hands-on, U.S. Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Course for the United States Coast Guard Limited Master of Inspected Vessels/Limited Operator of Uninspected Vessel (OUPV) license.

A void previously unfilled in the Long Island Sound region, this program meets the requirements for a Launch Operator course providing hands-on, on-the-water training in small powerboats. The program is designed for sailing instructors, coaches, launch operators, camp counselors and yacht club employees, and teachers who are involved in sailing and powerboat instruction.

“We at SUNY Maritime College are very pleased to expand the reach of our one-of-kind, hands-on Launch Tender’s course,” said Captain Ernest J. Fink, Chair of SUNY Maritime College’s Professional Education and Training Department. “For more than 25 years Landfall has been the nation’s leading specialist in navigation and marine safety and we are proud to be working with them on this program.”

SUNY Maritime College’s Safe Powerboat Handling course is the only such program to combine the State Boating Safety Certificate, US Powerboating Safe Boating certification and the United States Coast Guard Limited Master/Limited OUPV License in a two-day course.

“Landfall is proud to partner with SUNY Maritime College to offer this valuable training program to the Long Island Sound and Hudson River communities,” Captain Henry Marx, President Landfall Navigation. “SUNY Maritime is of the most respected and professional marine training centers in the Northeast.

Classes will be held at Landfall’s Marine Training Center and on the water in SUNY Maritime College’s Waterfront, on Long Island Sound. Instructors will emphasize hands-on application of all skills.

The first weekend-long class will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 13 and 14 from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Additional class schedules can be seen at . To register for the USCG Launch Tender courses at Landfall Navigation visit or contact Marty Liljequist, Director of the Marine Training Center at 203-487-0775 x 21.

Timothea Larr of US Sailing/US Powerboating, emphasized the need for the program citing, “For decades the clubs in our region have been seeking a course that was approved as meeting the requirements for a Limited Master/OUPV course including hands-on, on-the-water training in small powerboats for their instructors, launch operators and race support personnel. We are excited that two of the most trusted names in the region have teamed up to provide these classes.”


About SUNY Maritime College () The State University of New York Maritime College has been recognized as one of the best waterfront training facilities in the nation. Founded in 1874, SUNY Maritime College is a located at historic Fort Schuyler in Throgs Neck, New York. It is a four-year college and one of only six maritime colleges in the United States.

SUNY Maritime College prepares students for careers in the maritime industry, government, military, and international business. The school’s Regiment of Cadets is a structured community which emphasizes responsible citizenship and self-discipline. The Regiment maximizes opportunities for exercising leadership while preparing students for licensing as United States Coast Guard captains. Maritime College boasts a 100% career placement rate and the graduating class of 2007 had a median starting salary of $59,000.

Maritime College’s Waterfront along with the Professional Education and Training Department provides a variety of programs for the community including summer camps, “learn to sail” classes, safe powerboat handling courses and training for maritime industry professionals. For a complete listing of courses visit .

About Landfall () Landfall, formerly Landfall Navigation, is the nation’s leading specialist in offshore outfitting, navigation and marine safety. The company’s retail store, website and catalog offer a broad selection of products from leading suppliers including Optiparts, Harken, Ronstan, Gill, Optimax, FSE Robline, NorthSails, Quantum by Toni Tio, Olimpic, J Sails, N1 Foils, Marlow, Henri Lloyd, Atlantis, Extrasport, Holt Allen, Hawk, JSCD Custom Race Parts, Mustang and Zhik.

Through the Marine Training Center (), Landfall offers a comprehensive curriculum of additional classroom courses for recreational and professional mariners on topics of boating and seamanship. For more information, visit , or call 1-203-487-0775 x21.