Boating skills & seamanship course offered in Bellingham

SEATTLE — The Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a “Boating Skills and Seamanship” Course in Bellingham, Wash., beginning February 2 through March 18.

The 13 night course will take place twice weekly, Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30PM – 8:30PM at the Salvation Army Center, 2912 Northwest Avenue.

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 U. S. 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 Rod Sherman 360-733-5633; e-mail address:

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