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About Boating Safely course set

By Staff | Apr 14, 2016

KIHEI – The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer an introductory two-day About Boating Safely (ABS) course.

The course begins on Friday, April 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. (with 5:30 p.m. registration) and Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The classes will be held at the NOAA/Whale Sanctuary Building 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, handling boating emergencies and much more. Completion of both Friday and Saturday are required for a state boat operator license.

The cost of the class is $40 payable the first night by cash or check. 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.

This course fulfills the new Hawaii requirements for the licensing of boat operators. Upon completion of the course, participants will receive a card with a DLNR endorsement, which is proof of completion of the boat operator education requirements.?

Pre-registration for this class is recommended. To register for the class online, go to www.mauiboatclass.com. For information, e-mail Denise Ankrum at mauiboatclass@gmail.com or call her at (808) 986-0023, extension 9.