In 2018, the State of California initiated a Boater Card (boat driver’s license) requirement for operators of vessels under power. During 2018, persons 20 and younger were required to take a course of instruction and pass an exam to obtain their “license.” Getting caught without the license would result in a stiff fine.
For 2019, the age limit is changed and now persons 25 and younger operating a vessel under power are subject to the requirement (and to the fine for non-compliance).
If you or your children fit into this age category…ACT NOW…here’s how:
STEP #1 – Apply for a Boater Card ID#. To do this:
STEP #2 – Complete a training class and take an exam. You may take the course online.
By the way, even if you are older than 25, you should take the course and the exam…and get your Boater Card. After all, safety comes before age. Do it now!
Sail Fleet Captains – Don White, Paul DeCapua