Bellingham Coast Guard Auxiliary offers boating skills course

SEATTLE – The Coast Guard Auxiliary will teach a Boating Skills and Seamanship Course at the Salvation Army Center at 2912 Northwest Avenue in Bellingham, Wash., Feb. 4 through Mar. 17.

The 13-night course will be held twice weekly, Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

This comprehensive course offers recreational boaters instruction and information covering safety equipment, boat handling, navigation, water and weather, federal and state requirements for boating, and much more. Anyone interested in learning or expanding their knowledge of boating is encouraged to attend.

Graduates of the Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Skills and Seamanship Course meet the boating educational requirements for the mandatory Washington State Boater’s Education Card. Many insurance companies offer discounts to graduates of the boating education course.

The boating course fee is $40.00 and there is no additional charge for family members who share the same manual. For class registration and enrollment, contact Pam Chelgren-Koterba at (360) 647-9715 or email .

Visit their website for more information on Coast Guard Auxiliary. Your local Coast Guard Auxiliary will help you navigate your way to a safe boating season.

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