Fourteen complete NASBLA
Posted on May 12th, 2019
Class instructor Fred Steves, USCG Auxiliary, Flotilla 63 Staff Officer-Public Education
"...It was a good group of smart students, and they all passed the test with ease. Thanks for recruiting and publicizing the course. That’s the difficult part. Look forward to doing the class next year."
Fourteen attendees from Lake Jackson, Angleton, Needville, Cypress, Sweeny, Pearland and West Columbia completed the NASBLA, the state-approved Texas Boater Safety Course on Sat May 11 at the FOR Community Center. They learned boating terms, state and federal requirements, navigation rules, aids to navigation, boat handling, emergencies and more. After passing the exam at the end of the class, they received a Texas Boater Education Card.
Texas Parks and Wildlife requires anyone born after August 31, 1993, to successfully complete the boater safety course in order to operate any vessel powered by a motor of more than 15 horsepower, personal watercraft (PWC), or windblown vessel over 14 feet on Texas waterways.
Boat operators are required to carry a proof of boater education.
Thanks to facilitators Brian & Cindy Meagher. This is the second year they have organized the Texas Boater Safety Course, an important event for the river.