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Boating Education Lagniappe Day slated for April 22

Boating Education Lagniappe Day slated for April 22

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will be hosting the seventh annual "Boating Education Lagniappe Day" on Saturday, April 22 at nine different locations across the state.

During Boating Education Lagniappe Day, LDWF will provide instructors for the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) boating education course, boating education certification, food and drinks, giveaways and door prizes all free of charge to the public.

LDWF urges everyone wishing to participate to register quickly as most places have limited spaces available and registration is on a first come first serve basis.

To register visit www.wlf.louisiana.gov/boating/courses and follow the links to register for one of the nine April 22 classes.

Anybody born after Jan. 1, 1984 must complete a NASBLA approved boating education course and carry proof of completion to operate a motorboat in excess of 10 horsepower.

The course includes information on choosing a boat, classification, hulls, motors, legal requirements and equipment requirements.

The course also covers many navigation rules and charts, trailering, sailboats, canoeing, personal watercraft and more.

Completion of the course will result in the student being issued a vessel operators certification card.

Locally, the class will be held at the Galliano Fire Station, District 3, 1762 W. Main St., Galliano.