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Tennessee Safe Boating Course set for Northeast State

April 13th, 2014 12:00 pm by Clark Lucas, community contributor

Tennessee Safe Boating Course set for Northeast State

Are you ready to hit the water?

The Tri-Cities Boating Club and the Johnson City Sail & Power Squadron want you to be safe when you do.

A free-to-the-public, two-night Tennessee Safe Boating Course will be held Tuesday, April 29 and Thursday, May 1 at the Northeast State Community College Library Building (Room L-106). The class runs from 5:30-8 p.m. each night.

Pre-registration is required on the TWRA website.

Any Tennessee resident born after Jan. 1, 1989, must carry the TWRA-issued wallet-size Boating Safety Education Certificate as proof of successful completion of the TWRA Boating Safety Exam when piloting a boat or personal watercraft.

Test applicants must purchase the $10 Type 600 Boating Safety Exam Permit at any hunting/fishing license vendor prior to the Thursday, May 1 class.

The Tennessee Safe Boating Course covers Your Boat, Getting Underway, Operating Your Boat — Safely, The Legal Requirements of Boating, Boating Emergencies — What To Do, Enjoying Water Sports With Your Boat and Test Review. The TWRA Safe Boating Exam will be administered during the last hour of the second class.

Northeast State is located at 2425 Highway 75, Blountville.

(Information from the Tri-Cities Boating Club and the Johnson City Sail & Power Squadron. The JCS&PS is a member of the United States Power Squadrons, a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching many different boating classes to the public and its members. Email tricitiesboating@gmail.com.)

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