- Sarah Peters Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Palm Beach Power Squadron is offering its once-a-month safe boating course this weekend, and it’s free for teens whose parents come along with them.
The class is this weekend at the squadron’s headquarters, 1125 Old Dixie Highway, a half-mile south of Northlake Boulevard, in Lake Park. The class is 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday with a break for lunch.
Students will learn about knowing the boat, fueling procedures, navigation rules, anchoring, emergencies and other topics. There will be a review and 60-question exam starting at 2 p.m. Sunday.
Passing the test earns a Florida Boating Safety Education ID card, which Florida requires by the state for everyone born after Jan. 1, 1988, operating a vessel with a motor of 10 hp or more.
The course is $30 per person, but those 12 to 19 years old will be admitted free when accompanied by a parent.
Registration is 8:15 Saturday. For more information, call Bill Eldridge at 561 254-5609.