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January 15, 2013

Boating skills and seamanship course on tap

WEST NEWBURY — The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 38 will be conducting a 10-week Boating Skills & Seamanship Course this winter at Pentucket Regional Middle School, Route 113, West Newbury. It will begin on Tuesday, Feb. 5, and run for 10 consecutive Tuesday nights from 6:45 to 9. Class will not be held on Feb. 19 and April 16 during school vacation weeks.

This 13th Edition is the newly updated and revised course. It will consist of core lessons for both the novice and experienced boater. Topics Include Which Boat Is For You, Trailering Your Boat, Required Equipment for Your Boat, Handling Your Boat, Navigational Highway Signs, Rules of Navigation, Chart Navigation and Inland Boating and Boating Safety. The course is presented by volunteer civilian members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and meets all state boating safety requirements. A certificate will be awarded to all students who complete it.

For more information or to register, call Alan Foucault, Flotilla 38’s public education officer, at 978-758-9164 or email boatsafefl38@gmail.com.

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