Virginia Boating Safety Education Classroom Course
Monday May 9 AND Wednesday May 11…you must attend BOTH days
6pm til 9pm
Who needs a Boater Education?
In 2007, the Virginia General Assembly enacted a law to establish a boating safety education compliance requirement. This requirement will be phased in over the next several years and by 2016, all operators of PWCs (Personal Watercraft such as jet skis, Sea Doos, Wave Runners) and operators of Motorboats with a 10 hp or greater motor, will be required to have a boating safety education course completion card on board when operating a PWC or Motorboat. As of July 1, 2010, operators of PWCs 35 years and younger must show proof that they have completed a boating safety course. On July 2, 2011, operators of PWCs 50 and younger and operators of motorboats 20 and younger must show proof that they have completed a boating safety course.
This course is recommended for motivated students age 12 and older with good reading and comprehension skills who want to learn more about the fundamentals of safe and responsible boating. Course materials are on a 6th grade reading level.
Course is sponsored by United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 83, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF). Subjects covered are Choosing the Right Boat, Boat Hulls, Motors, Legal Requirements, Navigation Rules, Cruising, Docking, Anchoring, Knots, Accidents, Alcohol Consumption, Fire on Board, Weather, Trailering, Water Sports, and Personal Watercraft.
A typical Boater Education course lasts 6-8 hours with exam time depending on the class location and instructor. (Monday night and Wednesday night). THERE IS A TEST ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT!!
Course is free, but registration is required. Each graduate earns a wallet card showing successful completion of the class and is registered with the DGIF Education Division in Richmond. This course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and recognized by the United States Coast Guard. Instructors are certified by the DGIF. Most major insurance companies endorse the course and allow insurance premium discounts to graduates. This course meets the requirements of the new Virginia Boating Safety Laws.
For information and to register, contact Cookie at 385-2914 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please let your friends and family know about this class. We have room for 200 people to attend.
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