U.S. COAST GUARD UPDATES: About Boating Safety Class Dates

ABScourse_art[dropcap]D[/dropcap]id you know Florida law requires that persons born on or after January 1, 1988, complete a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) approved boater education course prior to operating a vessel powered by a motor of 10hp or more. In addition, these individuals must carry their course completion card and a photo ID while operating a powerboat or personal watercraft. The local USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 59 (Stuart), USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 58 (Fort Pierce), and USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 56 (Vero Beach) offer an approved boaters safety course, “About Boating Safety”. Topics presented include; Introduction to Boating Law, Boat Safety Equipment, Safe Boating, Navigation, Boating Problems, Trailering-Storing-and-Protecting Your Boat, River Boating, and Hunting and Fishing boat related issues.

The Stuart, Florida class is held at the Stuart/Sandsprit Park Station located at 3443 S.E. St. Lucie Boulevard. Dates available are Saturday, June 18 and July 16, 2016.  These two classes are offered to the public at no cost thanks to a grant from the Perry J. Cohen Foundation. Class size is limited to 30 students. Pre-registration, including $10 deposit that will be refunded upon successful completion, is required.

The Fort Pierce, Florida About Boating Safety class is held at the Fort Pierce Park Station located at 1400 Seaway Drive, on the following Saturdays: June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17, October 15 and November 19.

For further information, for the Stuart Auxiliary, call Rich at (772) 342-0971 or Darrel at (772) 288-0509; for the Fort Pierce Auxiliary, call Ken at (734) 560-6494.