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Auxiliary urges boating readiness


Stop! Halt! Cease and Desist! Don’t move! Don’t even think about it!

Don’t put that boat in the water without taking the boating course offered by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. For 34 years the South Lake Tahoe Flotilla has taught a Boating Skills & Seamanship course for two reasons. One, it works. Two, it save lives.

“From the Boy Scouts I have learned to ‘Be Prepared’ and from military experiences ‘Life is but a breath away.’ We can’t recall anyone in boating who lost their life because they knew too much. We can recall those lost because they knew too little. You, your family and friends deserve the very best a boating education can give you,” said Thurston Ott, flotilla commander.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary course offers 13 subjects, all related to safe boating. March 27 ushers in a 13 evening class presenting subjects titled Equipment for Your Boat, Boat Handling, Rules of the Road, Aids to Navigation, Piloting, Marine Engines, Weather, Communication, Marklinspike, Inland Boating and Trailering.

The classes will take place place from 7 to 9 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday from March 27 through May 10 at the Property’s Owner’s Pavilion, 356 Ala Wai Blvd. The cost is $30 for books and materials. Additional family members may participate for $12 each.

To register and for more information call Thurston Ott at (530) 544- 2221 or Roy Priem at (530) 544-0820.

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