US Coast Guard Auxiliary offers safe boating class Saturday

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-2 is offering an 8-hour About Boating Safely class on Saturday at the Sheridan Memorial VFW Post 6390, located at 2556 Route 20 in Sheridan. The class begins at 8:05 a.m. sharp and ends at approximately 5 p.m.

The cost of the course is $40 with the book and $20 if two people share the book.

Participants are advised to register as soon as possible to ensure placement in the course.

According to NY state law, all jet-ski operators must successfully complete this course.

Beginning on May 1 this year, a new state law goes into effect. It states that individuals born on or after May 1, 1996, who are at least 10 years of age, are required to successfully complete a boating course to be able to operate a power boat.

Individuals who successfully complete this course may be entitled to a 10 percent discount on their boat insurance.

For more information, or to register, contact Doug Hamernik at 366-0899 or at hamernid@verizon.net. or visit the website at www.wnyBoatSafe.org for more boating and safety information.