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(LONG BEACH --- Jan. 20) --- The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering About Boating Safely, a one-day class on Feb. 27 (Saturday) at the Long Beach Fire Dept. Station 8 in Belmont Shores.
"(The class will help to) keep your friends and family safe, and make your time on the water more pleasurable," said Michael Bozarth, USCG Aux. instructor who's set to teach the course related to powerboats, sail boats and personal watercraft.
The eight-hour class will cover…Continue
(LONG BEACH --- Nov. 9) --- The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is set to begin a Weekend Navigator class Dec. 3 in Los Alamitos.
"Most people depend blindly on GPS," said USCG Aux. instructor Doug Conwell, who's scheduled to teach the class, "and, if you haven't kept your position on a paper chart, you're lost (if the GPS fails)."
The nine-week course will teach how to plot courses, use latitude and longitude on a chart, take compass bearings, on-chart measuring,…Continue
The U.S. Coast Guard-Auxiliary is set to begin a class on Sailing Skills and Seamanship on Aug. 14 in Long Beach at the police station, 5375 E. 2nd St. (corner of 2nd St. and Claremont).
The eight-week course will cover sailboat types, how a boat sails, basic sailboat maneuvering, rigging and boat handling, safety equipment, trailering, safety equipment, aids to navigation, auxiliary engines, weather, and the boat's radio, among other things.
The U.S. Coast Guard-Auxiliary is set to teach Boating Skills and Seamanship starting July 7 in Los Alamitos.
Boat handling, trailering, navigation, weather, communications, aids to navigation, among other things, will be taught in the 11-week course.
The class is free, but the textbook and materials cost $40.
Many insurance companies offer discounts for successful completion of courses such as this one.
It'll be held every Tuesday…Continue