August 12, 2023
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
$125.00 for Everyone
AMSEA is conducting a Recreational Boating class in Sitka, Alaska. For boaters operating small power, wind and paddle-powered vessels on near-shore coastal waters and lakes. It is designed for new, inexperienced boaters as well as for more experienced individuals who are new to boating in Alaska. The course length varies, as this basic course can be tailored to the needs and desires of groups such as teenage boaters, hunters who boat in winter conditions, kayakers, etc.
Topics in this class may include:
Boating trip risk assessment
Reading the weather
Essential items for every boating trip
Handling an outboard engine malfunction
Retrieving someone who falls overboard
Types of PFDs and their uses
Cold water survival skills
How to use a VHF radio
How to make a proper Mayday call
Types of emergency signals, including flares, and their proper use
Additional topics can be added depending upon the needs of your group.