MOBILE, Ala. --
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 08-01, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at West Point Project, will conduct a personal watercraft and boating safety course at the West Point Management Office on May 11, 2019. The course will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The course will provide information on legal requirements, navigation rules, preventing personal watercraft and boating accidents, and new boating laws. Participants completing the course will receive a certificate from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. This course meets Georgia’s law that requires completion of a safe boating course for persons born after Jan. 1, 1998, who wish to operate a personal watercraft or boat without adult supervision.
Alabama residents taking the course and receiving a certificate will be exempt from Alabama boating license written exam requirement.
A maximum of 25 participants can be accommodated for the course on a first come, first served basis. Preregistration is necessary through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website at www.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com The USCG Auxiliary classes are free and students will receive a free USACE Annual Day Use Pass upon completion of the course.
Release no. 19-009