The Oregon State Marine Board encourages all boaters and their passengers, regardless of the activity, to take a boating education course before the boating season gets underway, according to a news release. The Marine Board is teaming up with other states to promote the “Spring Aboard” campaign before the boating season begins. Many online course providers are offering a 50 percent off discount for their boating safety courses and many Oregon classroom providers are offering free classes or discounts during the week of March 17-23.

“Educated boaters are safer on the water,” says MariAnn McKenzie, Boating Education Coordinator for the Marine Board. “There are no lanes to follow, so it’s important to know what to do if a

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