ILWACO — Learn Critical Boating Tips about Boating Safety from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 62.

If you are interested in an enjoyable, in-depth boating safety course, check out the Boating Safely class on Saturday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Arrive at 8:45 a.m. for check-in). The class will be at the Port of Ilwaco, second floor conference room, in Ilwaco.

This boating class will give you the knowledge to obtain a Washington Boater Education Card upon successful completion of this class. Washington law now requires recreational boaters to take a Boater Safety Education Course before operating a boat in Washington unless you were born before 1955. This class also meets the requirements for the Oregon Boater Education card.

Topics include safe boating laws, personal watercraft requirements, boat safety equipment, navigation rules and navigating rivers, avoiding collisions, kinds of boating accidents, rescues and other boating emergencies and boating tips. The class format includes videos, discussion, hands-on learning and free resources on boating safety. Learn the keys to staying safe while enjoying boating this season! To register or for questions call 360-783-2239 or email mrighettini@yahoo.com

The class is $10, which includes all class materials.

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