Saturday, October 23, 2021

Boating Skills and Seamanship



by Mike Harris

The snowbirds have flown and the island is quiet. Just the right time to take care of the things your busy season schedule wouldn’t permit. Your local Coast Guard Auxiliary group, Flotilla 95, is offering a summer session of the Boating Skills and Seamanship (BS&S) course. This is an eight session course presented over four weeks.  The class will meet Monday and Thursday evenings from 7 PM to 9:30 PM at the Flotilla Station at Caxambas Park.

The course will provide the new boater with all the basics of boating around the Marco Island area. It covers boating safety, boat handling, waterway markers, navigation, weather and using the VHF radio, always with an emphasis on what makes boating in our area so different. For example: three foot plus tides, lots of shallow water – and especially – the beauty of the Ten Thousand Islands and the fishing!

Come join us for an informative, practical, and fun course. This course meets the requirements for the Florida Safe Boating Card and is approved by the U.S Coast Guard.

For more information and to register for the course, please contact Doug Johnson at 239.642.8406


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