U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating course webinar

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 6:45am

Recreational boating statistics show that people who have taken boating safety courses are less likely to be involved in boating mishaps.

Become a better mariner. Learn from Auxiliarists who are experienced boaters, have trained with the Coast Guard, and conduct safety patrols to assist boaters.

Suddenly in Command, a two session Zoom webinar, will be held April 26 and 28 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each night.

This course is intended to help you have a more enjoyable experience on coastal waters. Safe boating requires planning and preparation as well as careful operation. Steps to take to minimize boating problems and basic emergency procedures are covered. Topics include pre-underway planning, developing situational awareness, understanding how boats handle, VHF radio introduction including how to get help in an emergency, Coast Guard required safety equipment and regulations, and accident assessment and reporting.

To register, call 207-633-4748 (cell: 865-603-5106) or email davidbeastwood@gmail.com Registrations must be received by Monday, April 19 (corrected from previous posting) in order for materials to be sent to participants. Late registration is possible if you can make arrangements to pick up the reference materials in Boothbay Harbor. Cost of the the course is $25.