A boating course is set in Georgetown on Saturday, April 25, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the U.S. Coast Guard Station, 355 Marina Drive

America’s Boating Course is conducted by certified instructors from the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 12-10, Georgetown. This course will introduce boaters to the latest information on safe boating and is a good opportunity to learn new skills, or refresh existing skills, as you prepare to launch your boat.

The course includes general information concerning boats and maintenance, information to make your boating experience safer and more comfortable, tips on how to be a more courteous and thoughtful boater, and laws and regulations to which you must adhere.

More specifically, chapter topics are: Know Your Boat; Before You Get Underway; Navigating the waterways; Operating Your Boat or PWC Safely; Legal Requirements of Boating; Boating Emergencies and What to Do; and Enjoying Water Sports with Your Boat.

Also, a short SC DNR exam will be given to make each student eligible for state certification.

Each student receives a book and certificate of completion. The cost is $30 per person, $40 per couple sharing a book. Lunch will be available at the Coast Guard Station for only $6 per person.

To register call Vito Giardina at 843-240-9900 or email vgiardina38@yahoo.com.