Coast Guard Auxiliary offering boating safety course

BLAINE, Wash. – The Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering a one-day boating safety course on Saturday, May 19 at Blaine Harbor, Gate 2, Conference Room, 235 Marine Drive, Blaine, Wash. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The class is for both novice and experienced boaters and will consist of important safety and operational instructions to handle boats in most general conditions

Students will learn the proper procedures for getting underway and the basic skills necessary for safely handling a vessel. Other topics to be discussed include waterway navigation, safety equipment, boating problems and emergencies, and legal requirements for boating in Washington.

Many insurance companies offer discounts to graduates of the boating education course, and beginning Jan. 1, 2008, all boaters under the age of 20 operating any powerboat at 15 horsepower or more will be required to have a State Boater Education card.

There is a $40 fee which includes course materials. Each additional family member $25 with a shared book.

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