Coast Guard auxiliary to offer boating safety course


A boating safety course will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 6 at the Palm Valley Community Center, 148 Canal Blvd. in Ponte Vedra Beach.

Presented by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Jacksonville Beach Flotilla 14-04, the eight-hour classroom course titled “About Boating Safely” will include demonstrations of boating basic and cover such topics as navigation, in-water survival, knot tying, state and federal boating laws and regulations, and more. A Florida and federal course examination will be given at the conclusion of the course.

Successfully passing the course will earn participants the state of Florida Boating Safely Education Identification Card, which all vessel operators born after Jan. 1, 1988 must have in their possession.

The fee for the course is $25 (cash or personal check), which covers training materials. Two students can share course materials for a total registration fee of $30. Participants should bring lunch and refreshments with them.