West Point Offers Boating Safety Classes

MOBILE, Ala. – The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Auxiliary Flotilla 08-01, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at West Point Project, will conduct two free personal watercraft and boating safety courses at the West Point Project Management Office in August. The one-day courses are scheduled for Aug. 12 and 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The course will provide information on legal requirements, navigation rules, preventing personal watercraft and boating accidents, and new boating laws.

Participants will receive a certificate from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources upon completion of this course. For Alabama residents, this certificate will exempt them from taking the written exam when obtaining an Alabama boating license. This course meets Georgia’s law that requires completion of a safe boating course for persons born after Jan. 1, 1998 who wish to operate a personal watercraft or boat without adult supervision.

Up to 25 people can take each of the classes. Those wishing to participate can pre-registration through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website, www.gooutdoorsgeorgia. com. The USCG Auxiliary classes are free. Participants may purchase lunch on site for $5 or they can bring their own.

For more information, call the West Point Project Office at 706-645-2937.