The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering a boating skills and seamanship course at the Del Rey Yacht Club in Marina del Rey beginning Tuesday, January 26th and ending March 16th.

This eight-week comprehensive course is designed for both power and sail boaters.

The classes will be held every Tuesday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Del Rey Yacht Club, 13900 Palawan Way, Marina del Rey. Additionally, a lines and knots workshop (included with the course) will begin at 7 p.m., starting with the second class.

The boating skills and seamanship course is useful for both the experienced and the novice boater, according to the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The topics will include boat handling, safety equipment, boating rules, navigation, water and weather, federal and state boating requirements, and more.

Anyone interested in learning or expanding their knowledge of boating is encouraged to enroll. Upon passing an examination at the conclusion of the course, students will receive a certificate, which is accepted by many boaters’ insurance companies for a discount.

The fee for the eight-week course is $80. A discounted course fee is available if registered before Tuesday, January 19th. All participants in the class will receive their own textbook featuring over 400 pages of fully illustrated, essential boating information.

To register online, and click on “classes.” For more information on the class or about the Coast Guard Auxiliary, (818) 239-4770, or