The Slidell Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a boating safety class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at First United Methodist Church, 433 Erlanger St., Slidell. The fee is $20. The class will be repeated May 16 and June 20. For information or to register, contact Donna Fishback at (985) 774-6541 or

This beginner boating class includes the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in Louisiana. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete the About Boating Safely class.

Topics include boating law, boat safety equipment, navigation, boating problems, trailering, hunting and fishing, water-skiing and river boating.