Boating Classes: A Good Start To The Boating Season

The Arizona Game and Fish Departmentís eight-hour certified boater education class ó which covers boat-registration requirements, state and federal boating laws, equipment requirements, navigation rules, boat trailering, aids to navigation (buoys), alcohol and boating accidents, and more ó is scheduled at the following locations throughout the state in February.

Chandler:

Tuesday and Thursday; Feb. 14 and 16, 6 to 10 p.m. (must attend both nights). Chandler Police Dept. 250 E. Chicago Street. Cost $10 per person. To register call (602) 789-3235.

Glendale:

Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 14 and 16, 6 to 10 p.m. (must attend both nights). Glendale Police Department, 6835 N. 57th Drive (south of Glendale Ave. on 57th). Cost $10 per person. To register call (602) 789-3235.

Saturday, Feb. 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Glendale YWCA, 8561 N. 61st. Ave. (North of Northern on 61st. Ave.) Cost $10 per person. To register call (602) 789-3235.

Lake Havasu City:

Saturday, Feb. 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Water Safety Center at Contact Point, 1801 Highway 95. Cost $5 per family. To register call Mia LaBarbara at (928) 855-7961.

Parker:

Saturday, Feb. 18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Boating Safety Training Center, 8484 Riverside Dr.

No fee. To register call (928) 669-6141.

Patagonia:

Saturday, Feb. 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patagonia Lake State Park Visitors Center. No fee.

To register call (520) 287-2791.

Phoenix:

Saturday, Feb. 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.12th Street Fire Station, 150 S. 12th St. Cost $10 per person. To register call (602) 789-3235.

Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 28 and March 2, 6 to 10 p.m. (must attend both nights). AZGFD Wildlife Building, 1826 W. McDowell Rd. Cost $10 per person. To register call (602) 789-3235.

For classes in the Flagstaff area, call (928) 774-5045. Names will be placed on a waiting list, and as soon as 10 people are interested, a class will be scheduled.

Updates to the boating education class schedule are posted on the departmentís Web site at www.azgfd.gov/boating.

If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Boating Education Instructor, please contact the Boating Education Coordinator at either (602) 789-3237 or ehuntsman@azgfd.gov

For other Boating Education Classes contact the following:

  • United States Power Squadron (623) 566-3044
  • United States Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Prescott: (928) 442-9568
  • Tucson: (520) 742-6946
  • Phoenix: (480) 288-8595
  • Page: (928) 645-0962