Flotilla 12-42 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering a four-week About Boating Safely course, beginning Feb. 21.

Classes will meet Tuesdays, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., at the California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way in Marina del Rey.

According to the auxiliary, About Boating Safely is a concise yet comprehensive boating safety course that covers boating basics, such as what to do before getting underway, operating a boat or personal watercraft safely, safety equipment, navigating the waterways, legal requirements, handling boating emergencies, and using a marine radio.

Many insurance companies will offer discounts on boat insurance for taking and passing such a course, according to the auxiliary.

The $45 per person fee will be due the first night of class and includes the course book and certificate of completion. Couples may take the class for $55, if paid in advance (one book per couple).

To register, USCGAWeb@gmail.com.

For more information about the course or the other services provided by the Coast Guard Auxiliary, www.uscga1242.org.

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