2009-08-13 / News

Coast Guard to hold boating safety class in Jamestown

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 79 will hold a one-day boating class at the Jamestown Fire Dept. on Narragansett Avenue on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The course “About Boating Safely” is a state-approved boating class that qualifies participants to receive the state of Rhode Island boating card, which is required of anyone – regardless of age – to operate a personal watercraft.

Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1986, is also required to have a R.I. Boating Card to operate a motor greater than 10 horsepower.

The course covers basic boating requirements, including federal and state regulations, required and recommended equipment, safe boat operation and handling, emergency situations and risk assessment. Both power boat and sail boat topics are covered.

Cost is $40 per person or $70 for two family members. Textbook and lunch are included. Participants will also receive a U.S. Coast Guard auxiliary boating course card and a certificate of completion.

Contact David Johnson at 783- 1170 or at dgjdive@verizon.net to register.

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