Spring is right around the corner and March is a great month for brushing up on boating safety education before warm weather calls. 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. 

The Marine Board is teaming up with other states to promote the “Spring Aboard” campaign before the boating season begins.  The Marine Board also encourages having a “second in command” in case of an emergency, as an important safety intervention.  Many online course providers are offering a 50% 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

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