The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at West Point Lake in partnership with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary will conduct a “hands on” personal watercraft and boating safety course at the West Point Project Management Office on June 2 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
The course will provide information on legal requirements, navigation rules, preventing personal watercraft and boating accidents, and new boating laws. Participants are encouraged to bring their boat or personal watercraft for actual “hands-on” training. In addition, a vessel equipment inspection will be conducted to ensure they are properly equipped with necessary safety equipment and gear.
Participants will receive a certificate from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources upon completion of this course. For Alabama residents, this certificate will exempt them from taking the written exam when obtaining an Alabama boating license. This course meets Georgia’s law that requires completion of a safe boating course for persons age 12 to 15 who wish to operate a personal watercraft or boat without adult supervision.
There will be a $25 fee per family, which will include classroom materials and a picnic lunch for all participants. A maximum of 40 participants can be accommodated for the course on a first come, first served basis. Pre-registration is necessary and can be done by calling the West Point Project Management Office at 706-645-2937.