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Upcoming Events in the Southeast (Non-Race) Go to the Racing Calendar for regattas, local races and racing news • Educational/Training • Boat Shows • Seafood Festivals & Nautical Flea Markets • Sailboat & Trawler Rendezvous • Other Events

LISTING YOUR EVENT To have your event listed, contact Email us the information by the 1st of the month preceding publication. Contact us if a little later (it most likely will get in, but not certain). We will print your public event the month of the event and the month before. Rendezvous we print for three months. Events must be free, very low cost, or not for profit. For profit events can be listed for a small fee.

EDUCATIONAL/TRAINING U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary organizations throughout the country hold hundreds of regular boating courses on the various subjects. To find a course near you, go to Emergencies on Board, St. Petersburg, FL, Feb. 22    Seminar to prepare boaters to protect the people and equipment involved should an emergency arise.  For example: accident prevention; emergency calls and signals; running aground; man overboard; fire; loss of power; medical conditions; steering failure and getting lost.   St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 2nd Ave SE, Demens Landing, St. Petersburg, FL. 7-9pm. Materials $30 per Family. Age 12 or older. Maximum 20 students, pre-registration required at North Carolina Maritime Museum, Beaufort, NC On-going adult sailing programs. Family Sailing. Ongoing traditional boat building classes.,, 252-728-7317.


February 2017


Boating Safety Courses— Required in Florida and Other Southern States Anyone in Florida born after Jan. 1, 1988, must take a boating safety course in order to operate a boat of 10 hp or more. Other states require safety education if born after a certain date. To see the laws in each state, go to The course named “About Boating Safely” and “America’s Boating Course (ABC)” both satisfy the requirements. They are marked below with two asterisks (**): **Jacksonville, FL. Ongoing Mike Christnacht. 904-5029154. www.uscgajaxbeach. com/pe.htm. Classes at Captain’s Club, 13363 Beach Blvd. $25 including materials. **New Port Richey, FL. Ongoing. New Port Richey USCGAUX Flotilla 11-06 First Saturday of the month. 9am to 5pm. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Communications Building, 3920 Marine Parkway, New Port Richey, FL (in Gulf Harbors Yacht Club Parking Lot). Register at **America’s Boating Course, St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron, March 27. Available to anyone 12 or

Southwinds February 2017