U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safety Courses
According to ODNR Watercraft, there are 24,394 boats registered in Cuyahoga County. From 2007-2011 there have been 309 accidents on Lake Erie involving 394 vessels, 150 injuries, and 25 fatalities. Total boat damages $3,833,164 and total property damages of $202,097. The State of Ohio's mandatory boating education law requires boaters born on or after January 1, 1982, to complete a National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) approved course before operating a boat engine more than ten horsepower.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-5 is offering two boating safety courses at Garfield Middle School starting on Wednesday, January 23 through March 27 from 7:00-9:30 p.m.
Boating Skills and Seamanship (powerboat oriented) - $35 + $30 Lakewood registration fee.
Sailing Skills and Seamanship - $35 + $30 Lakewood registration fee.
Weekend Navigator (Charting and GPS) - $40 + $30 Lakewood registration fee.
Classroom boat handling skills and safety training. Learn boating nomenclature, how to handle boating emergencies, proper seamanship, VHF marine radio procedures, knots, engines, trailering, docking, navigation rules, and aides to navigation. USCG Auxiliary and Ohio boating certificates issued. Possible insurance discount.Register through Lakewood Recreation Department www.lakewoodrecreation.com or 216-529-4081. Contact V. Suda 216-226-7221 or email@example.com for any questions.