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(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
LONG BEACH (Jan. 2) --- The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is set to begin a Boating Skills and Seamanship class starting Jan. 15 in Los Alamitos.
The 11-week course will run from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church at 11600 Los Alamitos Blvd.
The instruction is free, but the textbook costs $45. Certificates will be awarded to students who successfully complete the course.
Some insurance companies offer discounts to boaters who have…Continue