New year, new boat? This Lake Park class can keep you safe


If one of your Christmas presents is docked at a marina, you may want to check this out. 

RELATED: Boaters welcome new Jupiter $6.5 million public park with boat ramps

The Palm Beach Power Squadron hosts a safe boating class once a month, and it’s coming up this weekend. The class at the squadron’s headquarters covers knowing your boat, fueling procedures, navigation rules, anchoring, emergencies and other topics.

RELATED: Broken-hearted parents of missing teens busy pushing for safe boating

It runs 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 1125 Old Dixie Highway, ½ mile south of Northlake Boulevard. A review and 60-question exam begins 2 p.m. Sunday. Passing the test earns you a Florida Boating Safety Education ID Card, which the state requires for every person born after Jan. 1, 1988, operating a boat powered by a motor with 10 hp or more.

The course costs $30 a person, but students ages 12 to 19 will be admitted free when accompanied by a parent. Registration is 8:15 a.m. Saturday.

For more information, call Bill Eldridge at 561-254-5609.


Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Local

LATEST: 2 pipe bombs explode at Central Florida mall 
LATEST: 2 pipe bombs explode at Central Florida mall 

Two pipe bombs exploded Sunday evening inside a Central Florida mall. The improvised explosive devices were found inside a corridor near the JCPenney at Eagle Ridge Mall in Lake Wales, according to news reports.   The Lakeland Ledger stated that the fire department was called to the mall at 5:22 p.m. for a smoke alarm, which then escalated...
Hotel evacuated after man walks in carrying multiple firearms, police say
Hotel evacuated after man walks in carrying multiple firearms, police say

Police in Henry County searched a hotel in McDonough on Monday morning after getting reports of an armed man at the hotel.
NEW: Gardens police find woman passed out in car with baby in car seat
NEW: Gardens police find woman passed out in car with baby in car seat

A suburban Palm Beach Gardens woman faces multiple charges after she allegedly fell asleep at the wheel of her vehicle with an infant in the back seat. Palm Beach Gardens police on Thursday arrested Dominga Velasquez-Domingo, 30, on charges that include child neglect, DUI and driving without a license. She was released from the Palm Beach County Jail...
NEW: How to register for Race for the Cure this week in Wellington
NEW: How to register for Race for the Cure this week in Wellington

Want to register for this year’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure but not sure how to do it? The organization will have registration pop-ups throughout the county, including one in Wellington, ahead of the Jan. 27 race. Registration fees start at $10 for children, $35 for untimed participants and $40 for time participants. You also can register...
NEW: Minto donates $75,000 to Seminole Ridge home-building program
NEW: Minto donates $75,000 to Seminole Ridge home-building program

Seminole Ridge High School’s Weitz Construction Academy has started building its seventh home for Habitat for Humanity, and the program is getting some help from a new partner. Minto Foundation Inc. – a charitable arm of Minto Communities, the developer behind the new city of Westlake – recently donated $75,000 to the academy and...
More Stories