Flotilla 12-42 of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering a one-night “Suddenly in Command” course from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the California Yacht Club, 4469 Admiralty Way in Marina del Rey.

Suddenly in Command is designed for those not generally at the helm of a boat but who are often onboard. The course is designed to help participants be prepared in case the captain suddenly becomes incapacitated or falls overboard.

The class will cover how to control a boat and call for help, determine and communicate a location, first aid and boat repair kits and how to use them. Also included are descriptions of what causes typical boating mishaps and how to prevent or minimize them, basic boat handling and what equipment should be onboard.

The $35 fee will be due the first night of class and includes course materials and certificate of completion. Couples may take the class for $45, if paid in advance (one set of materials per couple).

To register, USCGAWeb@gmail.com.

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