Boating safety course offered at Lake Mac
There will be an Option B, online study boating safety course in Ogallala for those needing to complete the course before the July 4 holiday weekend.
The course is July 1 from 8-11 a.m., at the Lake McConaughy Visitor Center located at 1475 Hwy. 61 North.
Preregistration is required; contact Boating Conservation Officer Scott Eveland at (308) 289-0017 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To register online for the class or for information on additional classes in Nebraska, visit www.boatsafenebraska.org.
The Nebraska Boating Safety course is required of all power boat operators born after Dec. 31, 1985, which includes operators of personal watercraft and all other motorboats. The minimum age to operate a motorboat in Nebraska is 14.
Students must complete study materials online before taking the three-hour test-out sessions. The course covers everything from equipment requirements to safe boat operation and accident prevention, and is a great course for both new and experienced boaters.
Boat owners who complete the class may qualify for insurance discounts. Parents are encouraged to attend with their children and boaters of all ages are welcome. Students must be at least 14, or turning 14 this calendar year to be certified.