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    EAGLE RIVER, Alaska – "Boating Skills and Seamanship," a 13-lesson course for recreational boaters, begins Saturday, March 21, at the UAA Eagle River campus, 10928 Eagle River Rd.

    The class is offered through the UAA Continuing Education Department by Flotilla 2-14, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Classes will run Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon through May 9. UAA will grant l.6 CEUs to educators who complete the course.

    Subjects covered in the course will include small boat handling, trailering, legal requirements, marine radio procedures, navigation rules, piloting, weather considerations and knots. The cost is $60, which includes the text and workbook. Nautical course plotting instruments (parallel rules and dividers) are not included, but will be needed for an exercise during the course.

    Students can register and pay in advance at, or by phone at (907) 786-6790. The course number is CNCE A015.

    Questions can be directed to Doris Thomas, the flotilla’s public affairs officer, at

    Flotilla 2-14, US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Eagle River
    U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary in Alaska
    Alaska State Office of Boating Safety
    U. S. C. G. Office of Boating Safety
    National Safe Boating Council

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