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Coast Guard Auxiliary to hold boating safely course

  • Wednesday, June 18, 2014

America’s Boating Course is conducted by certified instructors from the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 12-10, Georgetown. This course will introduce boaters to the latest information on safe boating and is a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills, or refresh existing skills before launching a boat.

The course includes general information concerning boats and maintenance, information to make the boating experience safer and more comfortable, tips on how to be a more courteous and thoughtful boater, and laws and regulations to which you must adhere.

More specifically, chapter topics are: Know Your Boat; Before You Get Underway; Navigating the Waterways; Operating Your Boat or PWC Safely; Legal Requirements of Boating; Boating Emergencies and What to Do; and Enjoying Water Sports with Your Boat. Also, a short SC DNR exam will be given to make each student eligible for state certification.

Classes will be conducted at the U.S. Coast Guard Station located at 355 Marina Dr. in Georgetown, Saturday, June 28, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Each student receives a book and certificate of completion. The cost is $30 per person, $40 per couple sharing a book.

To register call Vito Giardina at 843-240-9900 or email vgiardina38@yahoo.com.

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