Boating safety class offered

Tuesday, May 19, 2009 9:24 AM
Last updated 4:19 PM
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A seven-hour “About Boating Safety” course will be offered on Saturday, May 30, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m at the Thurmond Dam Visitors Center on the South Carolina side of the dam.

Topics include maritime rules, Georgia and South Carolina regulations, how to prevent emergencies, docking, cruising tips, anchoring, towing a boat, navigation, personal watercraft operation and how to tie basic knots.

Completion satisfies both Georgia and South Carolina state requirements and may qualify the student for insurance discounts. Tuition, which includes a textbook, is $35 per person or $50 per family.

The class is provided by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Army Corps of Engineers. To enroll or get more details, contact John VanOsdol, 864-391-2170, or email to

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Georgiais1 05/19/09 - 02:03 pm
How about a class about jet

How about a class about jet skis. Those nuts need to learn how to operate those things safely.

jg129 05/19/09 - 02:52 pm
Jet skis are personal

Jet skis are personal watercraft, which is covered from what I read.

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