Dymer Creek Boaters,
US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 33 (Kilmarnock) will be presenting an important boating safety course, SUDDENLY IN COMMAND, in Kilmarnock, VA on Saturday 21 March. This four-hour short course is primarily aimed at the spouses of boaters who may have a limited knowledge of boat operations and do not know what to do of the vessel’s skipper becomes incapacitated. This course has the potential to save lives and should be taken by spouses, other family members, and friends of boaters. This course will have all-female instructors who will cover emergency situations such as: (1) How to handle the boat; (2) How to get help; (3) Communications; (4) How to save your crew; and (5) Handling other emergency situations (engine failure, fires, storms, injuries, person overboard, etc.).
A poster providing details on this course is attached to this email. Please download, printout this post poster and pass it on to members of your family, neighbors, and friends who may be able to benefit from this course.
If you have any questions on this course or any other local boating course, please get back to me.
David H. Herndon
* Chairman, DCEPA Boating Safety Committee
* US Merchant Marine 100-Ton Coastal Masters License (Power, Sail, Towing)
* US Power Squadrons (Port Captain – Chesapeake/Fleets Bay area)
* US Coast Guard Auxiliary (Vessel Examiner)
* Owner/Master, Wayward Wind (1978 Fisher 25 Motorsailer)