Here’s a class for people of all ages that could save lives when you’re enjoying an afternoon on the Intracoastal Waterway or the open ocean.
The Palm Beach Power Squadron’s safe boating course is 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the Palm Beach Power Squadron’s Headquarters at 1126 Old Dixie Highway, a half mile south of Northlake Boulevard, in Lake Park. The course will cover knowing your boat, fueling procedures, navigation rules, anchoring, emergencies and other topics, per the power squadron. There is a break for lunch.
A review and 60-question exam will follow at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5. Passing the exam earns boaters their Florida Boating Safety Education ID card, which is required by the state for everyone born after Jan. 1, 1988, operating a vessel with a motor of 10 hp or more, according to the squadron. The course is $30 per person, but students who are 12 to 19 years old will be admitted free when accompanied by a parent.
Registration is 8:15 a.m. Saturday. Call Bill Eldridge at 561-254-5609 for more information.