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JUNEAU - The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's Boating Skills and Seamanship course is a comprehensive course designed for both the experienced and the novice boater. The course consists of 12 lessons, providing up-to-date knowledge for handling boats in all conditions. Topics include the following: which boat is for you, required and optional equipment for your boat, trailering and handling your boat, your "highway" signs, rules for operating a vessel while underway or at anchor, an introduction to marine charts and navigation, a discussion of the different types of power plants for boats, lines and how to tie knots, southeast weather for the boater and description and use of VHF radios and other communication devices.
Boating skills class to offered in September 082609 OUTDOORS 2 Capital City Weekly JUNEAU - The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's Boating Skills and Seamanship course is a comprehensive course designed for both the experienced and the novice boater. The course consists of 12 lessons, providing up-to-date knowledge for handling boats in all conditions. Topics include the following: which boat is for you, required and optional equipment for your boat, trailering and handling your boat, your "highway" signs, rules for operating a vessel while underway or at anchor, an introduction to marine charts and navigation, a discussion of the different types of power plants for boats, lines and how to tie knots, southeast weather for the boater and description and use of VHF radios and other communication devices.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Story last updated at 8/26/2009 - 2:10 pm

Boating skills class to offered in September

JUNEAU - The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's Boating Skills and Seamanship course is a comprehensive course designed for both the experienced and the novice boater. The course consists of 12 lessons, providing up-to-date knowledge for handling boats in all conditions. Topics include the following: which boat is for you, required and optional equipment for your boat, trailering and handling your boat, your "highway" signs, rules for operating a vessel while underway or at anchor, an introduction to marine charts and navigation, a discussion of the different types of power plants for boats, lines and how to tie knots, southeast weather for the boater and description and use of VHF radios and other communication devices.

Many insurance companies will offer discounts on boat insurance to individuals who successfully complete this course. Individuals who successfully complete the course and exam are awarded certificates and cards.

The course will meet at Thunder Mountain High School every Monday and Thursday beginning September 21 to November 2 from 6:30-9 p.m. The class is $60 for individuals or $90.00 for couples signing up together.

To register, please call 790-2575 or toll free 1-800-790-2575 and leave your name and phone number. You can also go to http://a1700101.uscgaux.info/Public_Education.htm and contact the Auxiliary via email.


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