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study course at $30. Additional family members will be charged $10 each for testing and certificates. Tests held bimonthly. Entry into the course allows participants to attend the classes. To apply, call (813) 677-2354. **St. Augustine, FL. Ongoing. About Boating Safely. Sponsored by the Coast Guard Auxiliary of St. Augustine, FL, the eight-hour course is held at the St. Augustine campus of St. Johns River State College, 2900 College Drive (off State Road 16), St. Augustine. Preregistration required by contacting Vic Aquino at (904) 460-0243. The course is offered 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 4, August 3, Sept. 7, and Nov. 2. A course called “Suddenly in Command” is a boating safety primer designed for those not generally at the helm to help them to be prepared with the basics in the event of an emergency, such as the captain becoming incapacitated. This course is offered from 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. on April 6 and June 1. “How to Read a Nautical Chart” seminar will be held on April 6 from 9 am to noon. For more information on all courses, go to wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=070-14-07. US SAILING COURSES IN THE SOUTHEAST (NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA, TX) For more on course locations, contact information, course descriptions and prerequisites, go to http://training.ussailing.org/Course_Calendars.htm, or call (401) 683-0800, ext.

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644. Check the website, since courses are often added late and after press date. US SAILING Level 1 Small Boat Instructor Course, Southeast U.S., April and May The US SAILING Small Boat Sailing Level 1 Instructor Course is designed to provide sailing instructors with information on how to teach more safely, effectively and creatively. The goal of the program is to produce highly qualified instructors, thereby reducing risk exposure for sailing programs. Topics covered in the course include: classroom and on-the-water teaching techniques, risk management, safety issues, lesson planning, creative activities, ethical concerns, and sports physiology and psychology. Prerequisites for the 40-hour course include being 16years old and successful completion of a NASBLA safe boating course. Holding current CPR and First Aid cards is strongly suggested. Register at www.ussailing.org under training. Austin, TX, April 27-28, May 4-5 (two consecutive weekends). Austin Yacht Club. Instructor Stephen Gay. Contact Kate Noble: kate@austinyachtclub.net. Miami, FL, May 11-12, May 18-19 (two consecutive weekends). Coconut Grove Sailing Club. Instructor Charles Price. Contact Bud Price: bud@aaaglass-mirror.com. Washington, NC, May 17-20. Little Washington Sailing School. Instructor Arn Manella. Contact Jules Norwood: jules@carolinawind.com.

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