"The Alaska Office of Boating Safety will be offering Alaska Water Wise, a boating course designed for Alaskans on August 16 and 29, 2009 from 8-5 in the Atwood Building on 550 West 7th Avenue in Anchorage.
This eight-hour course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard. The course satisfies most states boating safety education requirements and may even qualify boaters for boat insurance discounts.
Segments include pre-departure preparation, boating operations, boating emergencies, cold-water survival, navigation/rules of the road, and legal requirements. Students who attend all sessions, and pass the written exam and skills will be issued a course completion certificate. This course has also been approved for eight hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) training by the State of Alaska, Department of Health and Social Services.
The courses are free but pre-registration is encouraged. For more information contact:
Megan Piersma email@example.com or call 269-6042 or
Joe McCullough firstname.lastname@example.org or call 269-8704.
Due to popular demand the Office of Boating Safety will be offering another Alaska Water Wise course on Saturday, September 19th from 8-5. For more information contact Joe McCullough"
This is a great course. I took it and when I got insurance on my new boat through State Farm they gave me a 10% discount. You can also contact Megan about the free Cold Water Boating DVD or you can get them by stopping by the DNR office in Anchorage 269-8400.