‘Suddenly in Command’ class offered

CLIFTON PARK — The Suddenly in Command class, offered by the Sacandaga-Mohawk Coast Guard Auxiliary, will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. May 27, via a Zoom class. The Zoom link will be sent before the class, according to a news release.

The class is designed for the first mate and boating partner with limited boating skills and experience. This class emphasizes those skills needed to safely bring the vessel home or get help in the event the skipper becomes disabled.

The course identifies the emergency equipment necessary to avert danger on the water or to obtain help. The proper use of the equipment, accessibility and methods of storage are discussed. The techniques for the proper use of the VHF-FM radio for the various stages of distress and what is needed to know before calling for help are discussed. The discussion items include things anyone should know about their vessel in order to get it back to port in the event the skipper is disabled. The scenarios where the first mate has to take command are discussed in depth providing the participants with what they might be faced with and how they might cope in those emergency situations.

The class size limited to 25. This is a popular course; secure a spot early.

For the registration, send an e-mail to: [email protected] ,Subject- Suddenly

Offered by Sacandaga Mohawk Coast Guard Auxiliary http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=014-15-09.

By Patricia Older