Boating safety courses offered next month

March 17, 2019

FORT MOHAVE — The boating season goes into full swing in the Tri-state during the spring.

In an effort to ensure safe boating on the Colorado River, Lake Mead, Lake Mohave and other area waters, the United States Sail and Power Squadron will be conducting its spring boating class in April.

Classes will be held over two sessions with attendance at both sessions mandatory. The first will cover chapters 1 and 2 of the course materials and will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, in Fort Mohave.

The second, covering chapters 3 and 4 and the final examination, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.

Registration is mandatory, preferably at least one week before the April 13 session.

The course contains information on boating safety procedures, use of safety equipment and navigational aids, regulations, adverse conditions and emergencies, boat communication, water sports safety and other topics pertaining to maintaining and operating watercraft safely.

Course materials are approved by the National Association of State Boating Laws Administration and recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard.

Upon completion of the course — and passing the final exam — participants will receive a certificate of completion and a NASBLA-certified American Boating Safety card. Many insurance companies offer a discount on boat insurance for those who have completed the course.

Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1983, must complete a boating safety course and possess an American Boating Safety Card to operate a boat or personal watercraft in Nevada waters, including Lake Mohave, Lake Mead and parts of the Colorado River.

For more information on the class, contact Mike Accardo at 928-768-1522.