Introductory boating safety course offered in Marion

Feb 22, 2017

Marion — The Onset/Marion Flotilla 63 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering an introductory boating class for new boaters and experienced boaters looking for a review.

The course will cover all of the questions of introductory boating, including:

  • Why should I take a boating safety course?
  • Why do I need a safety checklist?
  • I want to buy a boat. Which boat is best for me?
  • How much equipment do I need?
  • I have a cell phone. Why do I need a marine radio?
  • If I swamp my boat, what do I do?
  • Do I really need to wear a life jacket?
  • What are the major causes of accidents on the water? How do I avoid them?

Classes will be held on Thursday nights from 7-9 p.m., at the Marion Recreation Department at 13 Atlantis Drive.

Registration and classes will begin on Wednesday, March 1 at 7 p.m. Subjects which will be covered include choosing the right boat, boat trailering and handling, and required rules. A fee of $40 per student is required for course materials.

For more information, contact Warren Washburn after 6 p.m. at 508-789-3680.

 

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