EAGLE RIVER, Alaska – “Boating Skills and Seamanship,” a 13-lesson course for recreational boaters, begins Saturday, March 4, at the UAA Eagle River campus, 10928 Eagle River Rd.
The class is offered through the UAA Continuing Education Department by Flotilla 2-14, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Classes will run Saturdays in Room 228 from 9 a.m. to noon through April 29. UAA will grant 2.4 CEUs to educators who complete the course.
Subjects covered in the course will include small boat handling, trailering, legal requirements, marine radio procedures, navigation rules, piloting, weather considerations and knots. The cost is $60, which includes the text and workbook. Nautical course plotting instruments (parallel rules and dividers) are not included, but will be needed for an exercise during the course.
Students can register and pay in advance at https://register.asapconnected.com/Courses.aspx?CourseGroupID=9649, or by phone at (907) 786-6790. The course number is CNCEA015.
Questions can be directed to Doris Thomas, flotilla public affairs officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Boating Safety Phone Numbers (For information only, not for reporting emergencies or marine fuel spills.)
- COAST GUARD AUXILIARY INFOLINE 1-877-875-6296
- BOAT U. S. BOATING SAFETY COURSELINE 1-800-336-BOAT
- ALASKA BOAT REGISTRATION 1-888-dmv-KWIK (outside Anchorage) 269-5590 / 5591 (in Anchorage)
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U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in Alaska
Alaska State Office of Boating Safety
U. S. C. G. Office of Boating Safety
National Safe Boating Council