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Boating Safety Classes

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Boating Safety Classes

The DNR generally offers boating safety classes across the state for people of all ages in the spring of the year. They also offer an online course year-round for those 14 years old or older. Find background information on their program and a schedule of upcoming classes at http://dnr.wi.gov/education/outdoorSkills/safetyEducation.html#1.

Dane County Sheriff's Office Boating Safety Classes

The Dane County Sheriff's Office offers boating safety classes locally each year. See http://www.danesheriff.com/boatSafety.aspx for more details.

Madison Sail and Power Squadron

MSPS feature two courses, Boat Smart® and America's Boating Course ®. For information, contact Jim Pahl-Washa at 608-846-8088, jpwasha@execpc.com, or go to http://madisonsquadron.org.

US Coast Guard Auxiliary

USCGA offers a class in March and another in April. Contact John Linder at jflinder5318@gmail.com for current dates, times and costs. Some information is also available at http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=095-45&category=boating-classes.

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