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Boating course starts Feb. 21 in Stockton

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POSTED January 28, 2012 12:42 a.m.

STOCKTON — The San Joaquin Delta Power Squadron will offer America’s Boating Course starting Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7 p.m.

Classes will meet at Tully C. Knoles School, 6511 Clarksburg Place (Benjamin Holt Exit – East – off I-5) Stockton.

This course is one of two classes conducted each year and is open to men and women over the age of 12. Boat ownership is not required. A nominal charge of $60 covers the cost of the syllabus and plotting tools. The syllabus can be shared with family members. There is no charge for the instruction.

Register at the first session or receive additional information by calling (209) 957-4058. Register online at www.usps.org.

Topics include boat handling, rules of the road, docking and anchoring, regulations and safety, aids to navigation, trailering, weather and engine troubleshooting. The U.S. Power Squadron is a non-profit organization that promotes and teaches boating safety.

All boaters and personal watercraft operators are invited to attend the class.

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