(Photo provided by the Knox County Sheriff's Office)
HOWARD - The
Knox County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the ODNR Watercraft will be
offering the Ohio Boating Education Course at the Apple Valley Administration
building located at 113 Hasbrouck Circle, Howard, OH 43028 from 8 am - 5 pm on
Saturday, April 16th. There is no fee for the training.
class covers the fundamentals of state and federal laws concerning safe
boating: state-required equipment, watercraft laws, navigation Rules of the
Road, basic safety and risk management, and aids to navigation. Classes are
enhanced with videos, slides, overheads, handouts, and other visual aids.
Operating Requirements: This course is approved by the NASBLA 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 great than 10 horsepower. The course also may qualify
boaters for a discount on boat owner's insurance.
Boaters who pass the course will
receive a wallet card to show as valid proof of course completion.
To register for the
April 16th training, please contact Capt. Jay Sheffer with the Knox
County Sheriff's Office at 740-399-3902.
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