Paddle sports safety boating course in June

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 7:00am

A paddle sports safety boating course will be offered by the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary at USCG Station, 166 McKown Point Rd., Boothbay Harbor on June 3 and 5 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. each night.

Rowing, canoeing, and kayaking are great ways to explore Maine’s beautiful coastline. Oar and paddle craft are easily transported and launched most anywhere. It doesn’t take long to get underway and out on the water. Some knowledge about basic paddle craft skills can help you get back safely. Do not underestimate our lakes, streams, and coastal waters because water temperature, wind, and strong currents can cause problems.

This introductory course presents information needed to operate paddle craft. Knowledge and skill make trips much more enjoyable and safer. Materials developed by the Coast Guard Auxiliary and the American Canoe Association are provided. Cost $30. Checks should be made payable to: USCG Flotilla 25. Credit cards are not accepted.

To register, call 207-633-4748 or email: