Boating Skills And Seamanship Course

Have you asked your self questions like: Why should I take a Boating Safety & Seamanship class? Why do I need a Safety Check List before getting underway? I want to buy a boat … what is the best boat for me? How much safety equipment must I have on my boat? I have a cell phone … why do I need a marine radio? If I swamp my boat … what do I do? Do I really have to wear a life jacket? What are the major causes of accidents that happen out on the water and how do I avoid them?

You can get answers to these questions and more by registering to take a Boating Skills and Seamanship Course that will be offered by the Onset/Marion Flotilla 63 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Classes will be held on Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Marion Marconi Building at 13 Atlantis Drive, Marion, Massachusetts.

Registration and classes will begin on Wednesday, February 28 at 7:00 pm.

This course is directed to the first-time boater and as a great review for the more experienced boater. Subjects to be covered include “Which Boat is for You,” “Equipment for Your Boat,” “Trailering Your Boat,” “Handling Your Boat,” Your Highway Signs,” and “The Rules You Must Follow.” There is a minimal fee of $40 for course materials.

For more information, contact Warren Washburn after 6:00 pm at 508-789-3680.

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