Archive for Thursday, February 14, 2008

Coast Guard offers boat class

February 14, 2008

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a one-day safe boating class to the boating public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16.

The Kansas Boater Safety Course, developed by the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks, is free of charge and will be offered at the St. Teresa Catholic Church in Perry.

Topics covered by the course include boat types and marine motors, pre-underway activities and trailering, boat handling and navigation rules, legal requirements of boating, boating emergencies, operator responsibilities and water sports.

An open-book examination will be administered at the conclusion of the course. Successful completion of this safe boating class will satisfy the educational requirement of the state of Kansas for persons 12 years of age or older and born on or after Jan. 1, 1989, and less than 21 years of age, to operate a motorboat, sailboat or personal watercraft.

To pre-register for the course, please contact Shirley Higgins either by phone at (785) 841-1419 or by e-mail at, or Pam Chaffee by phone at (785) 887-6868 or by e-mail at


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