Boating classes offered in Bellevue, Medina

Boating classes will be offered in Bellevue and Medina over the next few months for people to obtain their boater education card.

The card is required for people age 12 to 50 for boats powered by a 15 or more horsepower. The requirement will extend to those age 59 next year.

Three classes will offered in Bellevue from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 11, June 1 and July 20. The one-day classes will be taught by the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and will be at Bellevue Fire Station 9, 12412 SE 69th Way. Cost for the class is $30.

People should register at least three weeks in advance of the class date in order to receive materials, which will be delivered by mail. More information and registration information is available by calling Terrence Hooper at 425-885-0259 or at

The Medina class is free and will be taught by the Seattle Harbor Patrol. It will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18. Details and registration are available by calling the Medina Police Department, 425-233-6400, by Wednesday, May 15.

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