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TC Boating Club to conduct TWRA Safe Boating Course

• Apr 20, 2019 at 7:41 PM

The TWRA Tennessee Safe Boating Course, a two-night class offered by the Tri-Cities Boating Club, will be held Tuesday, April 23 and Thursday, April 25, from 5:30-8 p.m. each night, at the Northeast State Humanities Building, Room H-148.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency exam for a Tennessee Boat Operators Permit will be given at the conclusion of Thursday’s class. Individuals passing the test will be issued a Boating Safety Education Certificate, which is required for all boat and personal watercraft operators born after Jan. 1, 1989.

The class is free to the public, but to take the exam and get a Boat Operator Permit, you must purchase ahead of time and bring with you TWRA’s Type 600 Boating Safety Exam Permit. Exam permits may be purchased for $10 at any TWRA hunting/fishing license vendor.

The course covers: Your Boat; Getting Underway; Operating Your Boat Safely; Legal Requirements of Boating; Boating Emergencies – What To Do; and Enjoying Water Sports With Your Boat. Contents are approved by TWRA, NASBLA and recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard.

For more information, call Clarke Lucas at (423) 538-4643.

(Information from the Tri-Cities Boating Club, the premier Tri-Cities boating organization promoting boating education and safety, community service and fellowship.)