Boat safety classes

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boat-safety-classesSummer may be over, but boat safety is always in season. Two different boat safety classes will take place in Long Beach starting in October.

About Boating Safely

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 15-2 will offer About Boating Safely in a four-session format. The class will begin Monday, October 5, at the Justice & Associates building, 4155 Outer Traffic Circle, Long Beach 90804. The class will run from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The course describes types of boats, including PWCs, trailering, rules of the road and navigation, operating a boat, legal requirements and boating emergencies.

The $30 fee includes the text and a proctored examination that is required to receive a certificate of completion. Many insurance companies offer discounts to boaters completing the course. It also satisfies court impositions.

Preregistration is required. Call Beth or Burt Irwin (714) 897-5200 or e-mail abirwin1@earthlink.net.

Squadron Boating Class

The Alamitos Sail & Power Squadron will be offering a six week Squadron Boating Class starting on Wednesday, October 14, at 7 p.m. at the Seal Beach Yacht Club, 255 N. Marina Drive, Long Beach. The Squadron Boating Class is a comprehensive safe boating course. There will be a $45 charge for this course.

For additional information, and to register for this class, contact Fred at (909) 229-2220 or fredbowe@sbcglobal. net.

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