The Maryland Safe Boating Certificate required for all those born after July 1, 1972 is awarded following successful completion of the course.
The course also includes topics such as piloting in local waters, tying nautical knots, foul weather tactics and legal issues, maintenance and common medical issues that can occur while boating. The fee is $15 and includes materials. Register or get more information by calling Barry Cohen at 410-935-4807, or email CGAUX1205 @gmail.com. Pre-registration is required.
This class will be held at the Ocean Pines Library, located at 11107 Cathell Road. The three-night course will begin at 6 p.m. and end no later than 9 p.m. each evening.
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will teach the state mandated Recreational Safe Boating Course at the Ocean Pines Library five additional times on three consecutive week nights in 2018.
Future classes will be held: March 6-8, April 24-26, June 5-7, July 10-12 and Sept. 11-13.
The Maryland Safe Boating Class will also be taught twice in a one-day format: Saturday, May 5 and Saturday, Aug. 4. They will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.