Boating safety course offered

Are you angling to get on the water?  Are you buying a boat or have you recently purchased one? Do you want to take your family and friends out on the water? Want to be prepared for the unexpected?  Were you born after 1 January 1989?  If the answer to any of those question is “YES”,  you will be well served by taking a safe boating course; and if your under 23 years of age you are required to complete a 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 beginning May 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Gander Mountain, 6801 120th Ave., Kenosha.

ABS is an exciting and 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 even with an adult on board.

So, if you’re looking forward to putting your boat in the water in a few weeks, 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 262/ 492-6479 or emailing him at

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