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Suddenly in Command

October 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Tri-State Flotilla, Massachusetts will be instructing five upcoming boating safety classes through the Zoom video conference platform, due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Registration is managed through the Milford Community School Use Program, Adult-Boating, at http://mcs.milford.ma.us or (508) 478-1119 at least 6 days prior; keeping in mind that availability is limited and you will receive course materials prior, covered by the registration fee.  Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied online by a registered parent/guardian.  For additional USCGAux. information: phil.uscgaux@verizon.net or (508) 478-3778.

Three Wednesday evening courses:   7 – 9:30 PM   ($5 fee)

Imagine you are out on the water when the boat’s captain somehow is incapacitated or falls overboard and can’t swim back to the boat.  Are you prepared to take basic actions to get help, stop or start the engine and take the helm?  A little knowledge could save lives and make you feel more comfortable boating when you’re not generally at the helm.

Misfortunes can and do happen while on that fishing, diving, adventure, or party charter.  Being out on your own boat with that significant other at the helm, or going out on a friends’ pontoon boat can also turn to horror if the skipper is suddenly out of commission.  This is a boating safety primer for those not generally at the helm but would like to know what to do, to be better prepared.