The Coast Guard Auxilary in Sitka is holding a couple of safety events: A life jacket practice session at the Blatchley Pool, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, when residents are invited to try out their personal flotation gear (participants are welcome to wear clothing in the pool, but it must be clean); and free courtesy exams for trailered recreational and charter boats noon - 4 p.m. April 21, in the Sitka High parking lot.
"Suddenly in Command" is a boating safety class tailored for students who don't plan on being in charge of a vessel during an operational emergency, but might be in that role nonetheless, if the captain or operator is somehow incapacitated. USCG Auxiliary Sitka Flotilla member Mike Morris has taught the class for ten years. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 24, upstairs in the Masonic Lodge (above the furniture store at the roundabout).
The US Coast Guard's Mike Morris talks about a free life jacket class he will be instructing at the Blatchley Middle School swimming pool. The in-water class will be Tuesday, June 27 at 6 pm.
Mike Morris, an instructor with the Alaska Marine Safety Education Association (AMSEA) shares details about their Recreational Boating Courses, a series of seven classes that will begin next Monday, May 18. Downloadable audio.Read More