Boating Safety


Exciting, in-depth, and taught by experienced instructors committed to the highest standards of the U.S. Coast Guard, this introductory boating class will give you the knowledge you need to obtain a boat license or safety certification. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely.

This 8-hour program covers types of boats, registrations & regulations, safety equipment, safe boating practices, docking, mooring, knots, equipment checks, weather and tides, charts, navigation, dealing with boating emergencies, trailering, storing, and protecting your boat, hunting, fishing and skiing. 

The class is required for any watercraft operators born after 1978 and recommended for all watercraft operators.  Participants successfully completing the workshop will receive both State of Michigan and U.S. Coast Guard Boating Safety Certificates.  Materials and certificates provided.

BOATING SAFETY – US Coast Guard Program
Monday, June 2 & 9, 5-9 PM          $20 includes all materials
Location: Room 536 Student Community Resource Center – Petoskey Campus

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