Coast Guard offering boating safety course

Do you enjoy water sports? Want to be prepared for the unexpected? Were you born after Jan. 1 1989? Did you know the DNR requires you to complete a boating safety course?

To meet this requirement and ensure you have a safe as well as fun time on the water the U.S.C.G. Auxiliary is offering the 9-hour course: About Boating Safely (ABS) on three consecutive Thursday’s — March 24, March 31 and April 7 — from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Gander Mountain, 6801 120th Ave., Kenosha.

ABS is a highly interactive boating safety course. Included in are: Boating Laws, Personal Safety Equipment, Safe Boat Handling, Basic Navigation, Boating Problems, Tailoring and Storing your Boat, and more.

Also, if you have a Jet Ski in the family and a young operator (12 years or older) they must have this course to operate without an adult on board.

So, if you’re looking forward to getting your boat in the water this spring, start preparing today with a Boating Safely Course. Your investment will be $30/person and $20/person for each additional family member.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling Tim Caufield at 492-6479 or emailing him at


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