2010-04-24 / News

State boating courses offered

BUCKEYE LAKE – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft is offering an 8-hour Ohio Boating Education Course on Saturday, April 24 and again on Saturday, May 15. Both classes will be held at the Division of Watercraft Buckeye Lake Office, 12408 Lancaster St., Millersport, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Ohio Boating Education Course covers state and federal laws, navigational rules of the road, and basic boating safety practices. A $5 per-paid fee covers the cost of materials and pre-registration is required.

The course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and meets Ohio’s boating education requirement, which became effective January 1, 2000. The law requires anyone born on or after January 1, 1982, to successfully complete either a NASBLA-approved boating course or a proficiency examination before operating a boat with greater than 10 horsepower. The course also may qualify boaters for a discount on boat owner’s insurance.

To register, contact the Division of Watercraft Alum Creek Field Office at (740) 548-5490, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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