The kids have been back to school for a few months now, but thanks to local opportunities for boating education, there’s no reason boaters should feel left out.
Northwest Boater Training has recently announced their fall lineup of classes from the United States Power Squadron for Washington. These classes include the scheduled America’s Boating Course (ABC) classes, advanced classes, and seminars. Many of these offerings include on-the-water training. To see what’s being offered in your area, check out nwboatertraining.com.
Washington Sea Grant has also announced a U.S. Coast Guard-approved First Aid at Sea workshop. The First Aid at Sea workshop will educate mariners on how to effectively treat hypothermia, near-drowning, shock, trauma, burns, fractures, and more while on the water. The workshop is co-sponsored by the Port of Bellingham and is scheduled for Friday, December 8, from 0900 to 1700 hours at the Port of Bellingham. The cost is $100 or $50 for commercial fishermen. To register, contact Sarah Fisken of the Washington Sea Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 206-543-1225.