Free boating seminars teach the basics
The classes are held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, as follows:
July 13, knots, bends and hitches: Learn how to tie essential knots.
July 27, how to use a chart: Learn how to read charts and know your way around the waters.
Aug. 10, mastering the rules of the road: Learn rights of way, responsibilities, signals and more.
Aug. 24, boating on rivers and lakes: Learn special navigation rules, how to read currents, use locks systems, and communicate with lock masters and bridge tenders.
For more information or to register, email Jim West at email@example.com or see the squadron's website, go to www.usps.org/localusps/everett/.
The power squadron also offers a series of six basic boating classes, America's Boating Course, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays beginning July 15 at Cabela's, 9810 Quil Ceda Blvd., Tulalip.
The classes are required to get a Washington State Boaters' Education Card.
The series is $50 for the first family member and $17 for each additional person in the same household sharing materials.
Go to www.parks.wa.gov/boating/boatered/ for information about the classes and who is required to have the card.
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