Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor Kelsey O’Connor Tagged: boating, cayuga lake, safety, U.S. Coast Guard Your Public Safety news is made possible with support from: The course will cover some key questions relevant for new and experienced boaters, the event page states, such as: “Is a life vest required if you’re kayaking? How about if you’re Stand Up Paddling? How about in April? How about children? What kind of life vest? Do I need a whistle?”The following two-day class sessions are planned at the USCG Auxiliary 22 Base at 508 Old Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca. The classes will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, with the exam on Sunday.April 6-7May 4-5June 1-2July 13-14August 3-4The class costs $40 with discounts for pairs sharing a book, a news release said. To register, contact Kim Walsh at 703-405-8875. Learn more on their Facebook page. Learn more about boating requirements at the New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation website. ITHACA, N.Y. — With warmer weather on the horizon, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 22 Ithaca has announced a lineup of boater safety classes from April to August.Experienced Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors will cover everything people need to know to enjoy the water safely. Attendees who receive a passing grade will receive a U.S. Coast Guard certificate which meets New York State Safe Boater education requirements.