While the 2021 recreational boating season is drawing to a close, it is important to remember that boating safety is a year-round pursuit.  Indeed, the off-season is a great time for new boaters to take a boating safety course with America’s Boating Club or the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.  These boating classes often provide the knowledge needed to obtain a state boating license and may even reduce the expense of boat insurance.  But most importantly, the content of these courses can save lives in the future.

Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski encourages everyone to be safe on the water.  In fact, boaters in Northern Puget Sound can take a boating safety class with ACWN attorney Adam Deitz and other members of the America’s Boating Club of Skagit Bay in October.  The “America’s Boating Course” is U.S. Coast Guard-approved and provides you with basic boating knowledge to decide what type and size boat you need, what to do when meeting another boat in a crowded waterway, and how to recognize and handle hazards.  Class will be held by Zoom on Oct. 11, 13, 18, and 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  For additional information, pricing, and registration, contact ssboatschool@hotmail.com by Oct. 4.

Unfortunately, not everyone on the water navigates their recreational boat in a safe manner and collisions still occur every year.  If you or a loved one has been injured or tragically killed in a boating accident, call BOATLAW, LLP at 1-800-262-8529 today for a consultation free of charge.