boating class

Pre-departure Checklist -What to Have on Your Boat before You Go

Green Cove Springs, Fla. March 17–The beginning of boating season is a good time to develop a pre-departure checklist of what you need to know before you go. Some of the things you should always have and know before you hit the water: the number of life jackets on your vessel; fuel and oil levels; where fire extinguishers are located and the weather forecast.

National Boating Safety Week is May 20 –26. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office and  the U.S. Coast  Guard  Auxiliary are teaming up again to host a free safe boating class on Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Attendees who successfully complete the class will receive a Florida Boating Safety Education I.D. Card, which is good for life.

The course will be held at the USCG AUX Headquarters, 1 Bunker Ave., in Green Cove  Springs. Seating  is  limited and  reservations  are  required. For  more information, email or call (904) 616-1608.

Chris Padget