KIHEI - The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a one-day About Boating Safely course on Saturday, March 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The class will be held at the Humpback Whale Sanctuary office at 726 S. Kihei Road.
This introductory course includes general information about choosing and maintaining a boat, operating a boat or PWC safely, navigation rules and aids to navigation, state-specific boating laws and regulations, handling boating emergencies and much more.
The cost of the class is $35, payable at the class. Books are provided by the Hawaii Department of Land & Natural Resources.
Boat insurance may be discounted with completion of this course - check with your carrier. The instructors are all trained by the Coast Guard Auxiliary and volunteer their time in order to promote safe boating.
This class will satisfy the new Hawaii boat operators' requirement, except for the "State Law" portion that will be offered for no cost as a short supplemental seminar when the curriculum becomes available.
For more information, call Phylecia at (808) 214-2118. To register for the class online, go to www.mauiboatclass.com.