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39 students complete Boat Virginia course

The class covers the basics of safe boating—what to do before getting underway, the basics of boat operation, legal requirements of boating and what to do in an emergency.
The class is free and pre-registration is required. U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 66, Mathews, is offering Boat Virginia classes again on April 17 and June 19. Both of those classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Beginning on Tuesday, April 6, and continuing weekly, Flotilla 66 will offer a four-session seminar on navigating the Chesapeake Bay. The two-hour classes begin at 7 p.m. at the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad building.
Participants will learn paper charting, electronic chart navigation and much more. The cost of the seminar is $45, which covers the Weekend Navigator text and a new NOAA chart of the local boating area.
The class includes an offer to get underway as a guest on an Auxiliary patrol to travel the routes studied and planned in class.
For more information, or to register, call Roger Rose at 725-428...

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