Boating, seamanship course offered in Bangor

Posted Sept. 16, 2011, at 7:27 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — The Bangor Flotilla of the Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer its 12-week “Basic Boating Skills & Seamanship Course” 7-9 p.m. Mondays, beginning Sept. 19, at Bangor High School. Class will not be held during school vacation or on snow days.

The fee for the entire course is $10. The optional course book costs $25 and can be shared with family members. Attendees may register the night of the first class, but pre-registration is encouraged.

Classes are taught by local Coast Guard Auxiliary officers and are open to those who want to improve their boating skills. Topics will include equipping your boat, trailering, rules of the road, VHF radio, lines and knots, weather and an introduction to navigation.

Skippers, spouses and older teenagers are encouraged to attend to improve their boating knowledge and skills when on Maine waters.

For information, call course coordinator Joe Chernosky at 285-1002 or email him at josephc@maine.edu.

To obtain information on the Coast Guard Auxiliary or to read a more detailed course syllabus, go to http://www.cgauxed.org.

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