Boat safety course will be held this weekend

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 4-10 will teach two-one day course sessions of “About Boating Safety."

The class on Sept. 27, will be at Bass Pro Shop in Denham Springs. The class will run from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The fee is $25.

Some of the topics covered will be: maintaining your boat, navigation rules, navigation lights, operating a boat safely, casting off and docking, anchoring, state and federal requirements, what to do in emergencies, enjoying water sports, filing a boat plan, fueling your boat, new state boating laws, and many other topics.

Louisiana now has a mandatory boating education law. All persons born after Jan. 1, 1984, must complete a boating education course and carry proof of completion to operate a motorboat in excess of 10 horsepower.

For more information, contact D.C. Jensen at (225) 275-8084 or at xjensen@hotmail.com.