- Saturday May 4, 2013 - Sunday May 5, 2013
- 11:30am - 1:30pm
- Regatta Pointe Marina, 1005 Riverside Drive, Palmetto
- Ed Massey and Phil Atkinson
- Group Hosting:
- Regatta Pointe Marina
- Group Benefiting:
- Manatee Children's Services
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At the West Marine Nautcial Expo (Spring 2013)the USCG Auxiliary will conduct a demonstration of Coast Guard on-the-water assistance utilizing one boat acting as distressed and the other responding to help. The boat assistance drill will take place on the water at 11:30 and 1:30 on May 4th and 5th and a speaker will provide a description of the interaction between the distressed boat and the USCG responder boat. This demonstration will show what are the proper steps that a boater in distress should take when the Coast Guard responds. Two types of tow for the distressed boat will be demonstrated. The correct way to tow from either the stern or onside will be shown and described. The USCG Auxiliary will also demonstrate the proper use of flares and other visual distress signals and the proper selection and wearing of PFD’s (life vests). Free annual vessel examinations will be conducted at a location in the marina or you can arrange for the inspection at another time and at your boat’s location. Boaters can sign up to attend the ABS (About Boating Safety) course conducted monthly by the USCG Auxiliary. If you are new to boating or if family or friends need a basic boating course this is the one to take.
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