Whether you’re a seasoned boater or someone new to operating a vessel on the water, now is the perfect time to brush up on boating safety. The Highway Patrol is offering a pair of boater safety courses. They’re scheduled for May 12 from 9am-4pm and June 11th and 12th from 6-9:30pm. The courses are free but registration is required. You’re also encouraged to bring something to snack on due to the length of the courses. Anyone born after January 1st 1984 is required to complete the course before operating a boat on the state’s waterways. For more information or to register go to the Highway Patrol’s website.