A boating safety course sponsored by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Leisure Village Rec Center near York Road in Helena.
This exciting and in-depth class will give boaters the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification that is required in many states. In Montana, youth ages 13 and 14 who hope to operate a motorboat, jet ski or other personal watercraft this summer must have a valid motorboat operator’s certificate. Without a certificate, youth must be accompanied by someone 18 years of age or older. Many insurance companies will offer discounts on boat insurance to boater owners who successfully complete a boating education course.
To register for the course contact Dave Hansen at 406-459-2957. The class manual is $20 and can be shared by family members.
(Report via Dave Hansen-Public Education Officer, USCG Auxiliary; Feature photo via boat-ed.com)