Boating safety classes announced for the year

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 25-08 

Warm weather is coming. Prepare for an accident-free boating season by taking a Boating Safety Class offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 25-08. 

Classes are March 16, April 13, May 18, June 15 and July 20, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Washington Farm United Methodist Church, 3921 Old Mill Road, Alexandria. 

Learn about boat handling and regulations, nautical “rules of the road,” trailering, required gear and more knowledge that can help prevent boating mishaps. 

Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia have varying requirements for boaters before they may legally operate certain motorized vessels on their respective waterways. Each jurisdiction has a requirement for a safe boating class. Boaters may also explore the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Welcome to the Recreational Boating Safety Outreach Web Site— http://wow. uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=B-DEPT—for free boating safety tools and materials. 

Register with Jeff Burt at jdburt@ verizon.net or call 703-307-6482. 

For more information about Flotilla 25-08 email johnestevens@ earthlink.net.