If you are in need of learning safe boating principles and Oklahoma/GRDA Boating Requirements, America's Boating Club of Grand Lake has the course for you. A course that, once completed, may earn you up to a 10% reduction in your boat insurance premiums.

The course is SEAMANSHIP with classes scheduled for September 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 and 26. The course will be taught on those dates at the Grove Visitor's Center, located at 9630 Hwy 59 N, from 6 - 9 p.m.

The Seamanship course presents such topics as the construction and functioning of a boat, the skipper's responsibilities, preparing the boar for use, handling and maneuvering a vessel under various conditions in close quarters and on open water, rules of the road, anchoring, emergencies and marlinespike/basic knots. This course, in addition to classroom instruction, also includes actual hands-on on the water training where students are shown how to handle a boat in tight situations, emergency maneuvers, as well as docking and undocking practice and other hands-on maneuvering techniques.

Each student will receive a text book, a copy of the U.S. Coast Guard's Navigation Rules and Regulations Handbook, personalized on the water training and the use of other training aids provided by the instructors.

The cost is $84 per student, which is payable at the first class. If the textbook is shared, the cost is $84 for the first person and $36 for the second.

Contact Bob Russell by Monday, September 2, at roben95@aol.com or call 918-787-9245 to register for the course.