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11 students take Boat Virginia class in Mathews

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 66, Mathews, presented a Boat Virginia class on Saturday at the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad building in Hudgins.

Eleven students received their lifetime Boating Education Certificate satisfying the state’s requirement that all operators of personal watercraft and motorboats of 10 horsepower or greater pass an approved boating safety education course.

The course, titled “Boat Virginia: A Course in Responsible Boating,” is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources and covers topics such as the nautical rules of the road, the legal requirements of boating, what to do in an emergency, and safe operation of personal watercraft.

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the all-volunteer arm of the U.S. Coast Guard. Flotilla 66 carries on its primary mission of promoting recreational boating safety through public education classes, free vessel examinations, and participation in community events. For more information about future class...

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