Midcoast Maine has one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, but that beauty can hide hazards that can quickly ruin your day on the water. A rocky and unforgiving coastline, strong tides, and rapidly changing weather can conspire to make even the most experienced mariner opt to stay ashore.
US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 2-5, based at Coast Guard Station Boothbay Harbor, is offering a course that will make you a smarter and safer boater.
“Suddenly in Command” addresses issues that may arise if you encounter situations on the water that require a working knowledge of Emergency Communications, Basic Navigation, Boat Handling, and Anchoring, as well as an overview of the items that are legally required to be aboard your boat.
Registration/information: The course can be taken either in-person or through distance learning. It will be held on Aug. 24 and 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 each night. The in-person location is 25 Industrial Park Road, Boothbay. The distance learning will be through Zoom. Contact David Eastwood at 207-633-4748 or firstname.lastname@example.org to register or to get more information.