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About Boating Safely Certification Class (Canceled)
Saturday, 3/25/2017 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Contact Name:
Bob Allen, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Contact Phone:
Age Requirements:
Ages 12 or Older
Activity Type:
Boating, Education
***This program has been canceled due to low enrollment.***

We're partnering with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary to help boaters get a head start on the 2017 recreation season.

"About Boating Safely" is the most popular boating class in America. Recent State of Illinois laws require all boaters born after 1998 to complete an approved boating safety course prior to operating a motor vessel on public waters.

This eight-hour course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. If a student successfully completes “About Boating Safely,” they qualify for the required certificate. This class is for anyone who boats on local area rivers and lakes.

Educated boaters protect their own lives and make water sports more fun for everyone.

This program is being held in connection with the “Water|Ways” traveling exhibit scheduled for January 28-March 11 at Four Rivers. Free and open to the public, “Water|Ways” is made possible by the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street Program and Illinois Humanities.

Learn more about the class on the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary website.
Event Requirements:
Registration is required by calling Bob Allen, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, at 630.621.5544 by Friday, March 18.

All program areas are accessible. Anyone who requires an auxiliary aid or service to participate in this program should mention their request when registering, or submit a request online no later than 48 hours before the program.

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