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Safe boating class to be held in Mathews

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Mathews Flotilla 66 will conduct a Boating Safety Class beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad, Hudgins.

The course, titled “Boat Virginia: A course in responsible Boating,” is free of charge and is sponsored by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, said a press release.

Students who pass the course will receive their lifetime Boating Education Certificate, which satisfies the state requirement that all operators of personal watercraft and motor boats of 10 horsepower or greater pass an approved boating safety education course.

For registration and more information, contact Tom Edwards at 804-725-5022 or

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the all-volunteer arm of the 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. ...

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