Boaters and anglers are required in Washington to possess a valid State Boaters Card while on the waters across the state, and the USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 12 in Edmonds is offering some classes in February and March.
The Boating Skills and Seamanship is a 12-week course that meets 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday evenings beginning Feb. 16. The class covers all aspects of boating, and is good for both novice and experienced boaters. In addition, it meets the educational requirements for the Washington State Boaters Card. Class fee is $55 or $75 for two sharing book.
The Weekend Navigator Class is a 10-week course that meets 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings beginning March 8.
Learn how to navigate your boat safely, practice reading charts – electronic and paper, learn to use electronic navigation tools – chart plotter’s and PC’s, explore using tablets and smart phones as back-up tools, practice plotting routes and DR – electronic and on paper, understand how to use your radar, learn how your AIS and autopilot can enhance your navigation, practice using tides and currents info – specific to the West Coast. Class fee is $95 per person.
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The classes will be held at the Chuck Olson Chevrolet Auxiliary classroom. For details, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Korky Heryla at 425-483-9684.
For an eight-hour seminar version of the Boating Skills and Seamanship class is taught on the first Saturday of each month at Rose Hill Community Center in Mukilteo. Cost is $25. Contact Angela Riffner at 425-359-5971.