A boating safety class being taught by the Coast Guard Auxillary this weekend in Fredericksburg is designed to keep you safe and make you legal on the water in Virginia and Maryland.
Fredericksburg resident and Auxillary member Charles Hurley says the requirement of a boating license for motorboats with 10 horse power motor is being phased in through 2016. Right now, anyone over 14 on Virginia waters driving a jet ski needs a license now.
The next class is at Gander Mountain on Route 3 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. this Saturday. There is no pre-registration requirement, but there is a cost. If you miss it, more are coming. The next one locally is at Fredericksburg Motor Sports near Ferry Farm on May 11th. They will also host a courtesy boat safety check that day.
You can get more on other classes through the Coast Guard Auxillary website under index and boating classes.