ST. PETERSBURG – The St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron will present a seven-week safe boating program titled “America’s Boating Course,” beginning Monday, Jan. 7, at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Ave. SE, Demens Landing.
Classes meet on consecutive Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m.
The classes cover required safety equipment, boat handling, rules of the road, navigation aids, anchoring, adverse conditions, communications, trailering, PWC operation, knots and lines, introduction to charts and more.
Graduates qualify for a Florida Boating Safety Education ID Card and may qualify for some insurance deduction. Cost of the instruction is free. Materials are $35 per family.