CL Park District to offer America's Boating Course

Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Crystal Lake Park District is urging boaters to plan ahead for a safe boating season by enrolling in the upcoming America’s Boating Course.

America’s Boating Course is for all boaters, including skippers of a family cruiser, sailing enthusiasts, personal watercraft operators, hunters or fishermen operating an outboard utility boats, and canoe and kayak paddlers.

The course also includes a CD containing Maptech’s Chart Navigator computer program, allowing students to learn about this new electronic technology.

The last four weeks will focus on charting.

The class, for those 12 and older, will run from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, March 12 through April 30, at the Veteran Acres Warming House, Route 176 and Second Street, Crystal Lake.

The cost is $55 for Crystal Lake Park District residents and $65 for nonresidents.

To register, visit www.crystallakeparks.org and use program code #5700-0. For information about this program, call Jenni Silka at 815-459-0680, ext. 219.

– Northwest Herald

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