The captain becomes incapacitated or falls overboard; you purchase a new boat and step aboard for the first time. You are Suddenly In Command.
This 2½-hour boating safety primer is designed for those not generally at the helm, and will help you to “be prepared” with the basics in case of an emergency.
You will learn about your vessel, including nomenclature and operat-ing principles including starting the engine. Also included are descriptions of what causes boating mishaps and how to minimize them, basic boat handling and what equipment should be on board.
Literature contains many horror stories about a passenger, who does not know how to start the engine or operate the radio, watching in horror as a strong wind blows the boat away faster than a captain who has fallen overboard can swim.
Misfortune occurs in seconds, and you have the rest of your life to be grateful that you knew what to do because you were prepared.
Plan to attend this class and be prepared for the upcoming boating season!
At the USCG Auxiliary – Flotilla 65, 80 Middle St. Fairhaven, from 7–9:30 p.m., on Tuesday August 16.
Pre-register at http://a0130605. uscgaux.info/publiced or contact Linda at 508-542-1735.
This class is FREE to all!!