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TWRA to Offer Boating Safety Class at Nashville Boat & Sportshow

Press release from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency; January 8, 2012:

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency is offering a boating safety class in conjunction with the 2013 Nashville Boat and Sportshow on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the Nashville Convention Center.

The class will be held from 8 a.m. until noon in room 102 of the convention center. Participants must have a Type 600 Exam Permit which cost $10 and can be purchased wherever hunting and fishing licenses are available. Participants must bring the permit with them to the class. Only Tennessee residents born after Jan. 1, 1989 need to purchase the Type 600 permit. Those who complete the course will be admitted to the Nashville Boat and Sportshow free of charge.

During the class, general information will be provided concerning boats and maintenance along with how to make the boating experience safer and more comfortable. Laws and regulations that must be followed and tips on being a more courteous vessel operator will also be given. The information typically applies to all vessels (powerboats, personal watercraft, and unpowered vessels such as canoes, sailboats, etc.).

Space will be limited for the class. Registration may be made by going to the Nashville Boat and Sportshow website ( under the show highlights section.

The TWRA will again have an exhibit at this year’s show and it will be located in booth 119. Beginning on Friday afternoon, Jan. 11, and continuing through the show’s conclusion on Sunday, Jan. 13, the TWRA will be pre-selling 2013-14 hunting and fishing licenses as well as offering the opportunity for boating registration renewal. The show begins on Thursday, Jan. 10.