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Boating safety course set

By Staff | Feb 23, 2012

KAHULUI – The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer an “About Boating Safely Course” at the Airport Fire Department training room in Kahului.

The class is set for Friday, Feb. 24, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 25, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This is an introductory course that 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 the first night. Books are provided by the state 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 to promote safe boating.

For more information, contact Mark Simms at (808) 214-3825 or e-mail msimmsgang@cs.com. To register for the class online, go to mauiboatclass.com.