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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 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. 904-502-9154. 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 RACE INSTRUCTION IN THE SOUTHEAST To list your race instruction courses (free listings for nonprofit groups. A $25 fee to for-profit groups): For US SAILING Courses: Information, prerequisites, and enrollment online available at US SAILING INSTRUCTOR AND COACH COURSES IN THE SOUTHEAST (NC, SC, GA, FL, AL, MS, LA, TX) Go to the website for courses that might have been scheduled after our press date. For more on course schedules, locations, contact information, course descriptions and prerequisites, go to No courses scheduled in the southeast U.S. as of press date. Check the website, since courses are often added late. For learning-to-sail and powerboat handling courses, go to Small Boat Instructor Level 1, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, May 13-14, 20-21 (two weekends) Lauderdale Yacht Club. Contact Megan Place at Instructor Allison Jolly. Small Boat Instructor Level 1, Washington, NC, May 18-21 Little Washington Sailing School. Contact Kevin Clancey at US Sailing website above. Contact Instructor Arn Manella at

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Southwinds May 2017  

A free, printed sailing magazine reporting on sailing in the southeast U.S: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Missi...

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