Boating safety courses offered at West Point Lake

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Free personal watercraft and boating safety courses will be held at the West Point Project Management Office July 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the U.S. Coast Guard, in partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at West Point Project, will conduct the courses at the West Point Project Management Office. The course will provide information on legal requirements, navigation rules, preventing personal watercraft and boating accidents, and new boating laws.

Participants will receive a certificate from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources upon completion of this course. The course meets Georgia’s law that requires completion of a safe boating course for those born after January 1, 1998 who wish to operate a personal watercraft or boat without adult supervision.

A maximum of 25 participants can be accommodated for the course on a first come, first served basis. Pre-registration is necessary through the Georgia Department of Natural Resources website at www.gooutdoorsgeorgia.com. The USCG Auxiliary classes are free and students will receive a free Army Corps of Engineers Annual Day Use Pass upon completion of the course.