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BOATING SKILLS AND SEAMANSHIP CLASS

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…

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Added by Steven Dean Lauria on January 2, 2015 at 6:11pm — No Comments

NAVIGATING COASTAL WATERS TO BE TAUGHT

(LONG B EACH --- Oct. 6) --- "Do you want to be a navigator or a 'naviguesser,'?" asks Doug Conwell, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructor who'll be teaching a coastal-navigation course starting Oct. 16 in Los Alamitos.

The nine-week course, called Weekend Navigator, will teach boaters how to plot courses, how to find out where you are on the water, how to use a compass to take bearings, how to use a global-positioning satellite (GPS) device, and many other nautical…

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Added by Steven Dean Lauria on October 6, 2014 at 7:03pm — No Comments

WEEKEND NAVIGATOR TO BE TAUGHT BY U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY

(LONG BEACH --- July 24) --- A class to teach you where you are and how to get to where you're going while boating is scheduled to be taught starting Friday (Aug. 15) at the historic Long Beach Fire Station No. 8 in Belmont Shore.

"This is a great course to backup your GPS (global positioning satellite) navigation with the tried and true plotting skills," said Bob Vatz, a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructor who's set to teach the eight-week class.

Classes will…

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Added by Steven Dean Lauria on July 24, 2014 at 1:09pm — No Comments

WEEKEND NAVIGATOR TO BE TAUGHT BY U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY

(LONG BEACH --- July 24) --- A class to teach you where you are and how to get to where you're going while boating is scheduled to be taught starting Friday (Aug. 15) at the historic Long Beach Fire Station No. 8 in Belmont Shore.

"This is a great course to backup your GPS (global positioning satellite) navigation with the tried and true plotting skills," said Bob Vatz, a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructor who's set to teach the eight-week class.

Classes will…

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Added by Steven Dean Lauria on July 24, 2014 at 12:40pm — No Comments

Boating Safety and Seamanship Class Set To Begin

Everything you need to know about safe boating is scheduled to be taught in a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary class starting Thursday (July 10) at the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Los Alamitos.

"Too many people take for granted many factors involved and overestimate their skill, often resulting in unplanned adventures of a terrifying nature," said USCG Aux. instructor Doug Conwell, who's scheduled to teach the course.

The Boating Safety and Seamanship classes…

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Added by Steven Dean Lauria on July 3, 2014 at 7:45pm — No Comments

COASTAL NAVIGATION TO BE TAUGHT

Coastal navigation will be taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary starting Tuesday (April 22) at the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church in Los Alamitos.

"Most people depend blindly on GPS," said USCG Aux. instructor Doug Conwell, who's scheduled to teach the course, "and, if you haven't kept your position on a paper chart, you're lost (if the GPS stops working)."

Classes will be held every Tuesday for nine weeks from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. The…

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Added by Steven Dean Lauria on April 2, 2014 at 9:54pm — No Comments

SAILING CLASS OFFERED

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is set to teach Sailing Skills and Seamanship at the Long Beach police station starting April 18.

"Students should take the course to be able to safely operate a sailboat," aid Bob Vatz, who's scheduled to teach the eight-week course with Tony Ashlin. Vatz and Ashlin are USCG Aux instructors with the Long Beach Flotilla, 5-12.

The classes are designed for new and intermediate sailors, 12-years old and up.

"A number…

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Added by Steven Dean Lauria on March 15, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

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