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Knowing the Rules Means Safer Water Fun

by S. Lynne on April 27th, 2012

boating in destin floridaA little knowledge goes a long way toward making sure that fun on the water is also safe.   That’s why the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in Fort Walton Beach is offering a boating safety course, to be held at the Fort Walton Yacht Club on Saturday, May 19. This is an approved boater safety course, which means that it satisfies Florida law regarding who can legally operate a vessel in the state.

Cost of the course, which covers types of boats, navigation, safety equipment, and coping with boating emergencies, is $35. Included in the price are an exam, a Florida Wildlife Commission safe boating identification card, lunch, and a line handling/knots tying demonstration.

To sign up, contact John Ryan at 623-980-8782 or Registration for the course, which runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., begins at 8:15 a.m. Pre-registration is required by May 14. The Fort Walton Yacht Club is at 180 Ferry Road Northeast.

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