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Boating class begins tonight

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary volunteers will teach skills to teenagers, new boaters

Published: Friday, May 24, 2013 9:18 a.m. CDT

Volunteers from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will teach an introductory boating class beginning this evening, Friday, May 24.

“About Boating Safely” is an eight-hour class for teenagers and newer boaters. The second half of the class will be held on Saturday, May 25.

“Learning the boating basics can help everyone have more fun on the water in 2013,”  commented Auxiliary instructor Dale Polak.

Polak and his team of boating experts volunteer their time to promote safety. Colorful PowerPoint slides and hands-on knot tying make the program interesting and enjoyable.

Each session of the class will start at 6 p.m. and be over by 10 p.m.

Routine procedures, boating terms, state requirements and avoiding hazards are all topics of the presentation. In the state of Illinois, teenagers are required to complete this course to get their mandatory certificate.

The event will be at the Morris Municipal Services Facility, 700 North Division Street.  The course fee is $40 and includes all materials.

To register for the program, call Bob Allen at 1-630-621-5544.

Other advanced safety classes can be found at http://cgaux.org/boatinged/”

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