Safe boating class MADEIRA BEACH – The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-3 plans monthly safe boating classes through the end of the year at its headquarters at 299 Boca Ciega Drive, Madeira Beach. Classes meet the first Saturday of the month from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $40 per person. The next class meets Nov. 3. Another will follow on Dec. 1. Classes conducted for Spanish-speaking residents will be held Nov. 19 and Dec. 17.
The classes are open to the public and recommended for anyone who owns a boat, a personal watercraft, anyone interested in purchasing a boat or anyone who wants to learn safe boating practices.
Anyone born after January 1989 must take a boating safety course and have a valid boating certificate and a photo ID while operating a vessel. Experienced U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors teach all classes. For more information, call 391-5185 or visit www.a0701103.uscgaux.info/.
Marine radar seminar ST. PETERSBURG - The St. Petersburg Sail and Power Squadron will present a two-hour safe boating seminar on marine radar Wednesday, Nov. 14, 7 to 9 p.m., at the St. Petersburg Sailing Center, 250 Second Ave. SE, St. Petersburg. The cost is $35 per family for materials. The seminar covers how radar functions, radar selection, operation under various conditions, using the settings and controls. Visit www.boating-stpete.org.