Free “Adventures in Boating” Safety Class

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary San Juan Island Detachment is offering a free “Adventures in Boating” course on Saturday, November 4, 2017 at the fire station located at 1011 Mullis Street in Friday Harbor from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pre-registration is required and admission is free.

Everyone wishing to learn or share their safe boating skills as well as review our local boating regulations is invited to attend. Upon successful completion of the course, attendees may submit a copy of individual “Certificate of Accomplishment” with $10 for issuance of a Boater Education Card by the Washington State Parks & Recreation Commission.

All Washington residents must carry a Boater Education Card while on the water operating a power-boat greater than 15 horsepower. This includes people over 12 years of age and born after January 1, 1955.

Anyone can take this course online but by taking the class in person, boaters share their experiences and discover new aspects of boating. The in-person class provides attendees to explore and understand the challenges of boating in the Salish Sea. In previous sessions, we have had Olympians, masters of unlimited tonnage, and nine-year-old mariners share sage advice about boating.

If you plan on boating in jurisdictions outside of the State of Washington, you are encouraged to determine what the state, territory, and/or nation’s boater education/competency requirements need to be satisfied prior to getting underway.

Washington Basic Boating Safety Class
Date: November 4, Saturday
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Fire Station, 1011 Mullis Street, Friday Harbor
Cost: Free, bring a sack lunch, drinks available
Call to register: John Salinas, 541-660-5783
Susan Eberhard, 360-378-3608

The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard and supports the Coast Guard in nearly all mission areas. The Auxiliary was created by Congress in 1939. For more information, please visit www.cgaux.org

Posted on October 24, 2017 at 5:49 am by

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