Boating-Safety Class Offered in Hartford, CT

Boating-Safety Class Offered in Hartford, CT
Boating coarse in a classroom. Photo/USCG

The Coast Guard Auxiliary and Goodwin College are offering a special boating class in November 2014.

“Suddenly in Command” is a 3- to 4-hour course designed to train passengers on what to do should the captain become incapacitated or falls overboard. This boating-safety primer is designed for those not generally at the helm, and will help you learn the basics of boat and electronics operation in case of an emergency.

Students will learn about the vessel and operating principles, as well as descriptions of boating mishaps and how to minimize them.

The 1-day class will take place on Saturday, November 22, at Goodwin College, Community Room, 249 Riverside Drive, East Hartford, CT. The class will run 8:00 a.m. to noon. Cost is $25 for the general public; $15 for students and faculty of Goodwin College with identification.

To register or for information call (860) 871-0162 or e-mail: