AMSEA has had strong interest in recreational boating safety classes throughout Southeast Alaska this year. Since April, we have conducted classes aimed at the safety needs of canoe & kayak paddlers, sailors, and power boaters in the communities of Juneau, Sitka, Haines, Angoon, Hydaburg, Klawock, and Metlakatla.
Upcoming, we have a class in Sitka on October 23, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and October 24 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This hands-on workshop will cover the following classroom topics:
Small Boat Handling
Reading Navigational Aids
Tides & Anchoring
Docking & Maneuvering
Introduction to Knot Tying
Distress Signals & MAYDAYs
EPIRBs, SPOT, InReach, Smart Phones
PFDs, Man Overboard & Prevention
Hypothermia & Cold-Water Survival
Firefighting & Flare Demonstrations
Boat Kits & Personal Survival Kits
Emergency Stays on Beach
The class will meet at NSRAA, 1308 Sawmill Creek Rd, Sitka, AK 99835. The cost for the workshop is $140 and individual instruction on your boat is available for an additional charge. Register online or call (907) 747-3287.
Would you like a boating safety class in your community? We can often put a class together for as few as eight participants. Call us to organize a class or get on the Waiting List to be notified of upcoming classes in your area.