- 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.
PHOTO GALLERY: Community Open House
On March 8, the community of Longboat Key was invited to attend an Open House showcasing all town departments and the services they provide. The morning included demonstrations, tours and opportunities to learn more about issues that affect the Key.
PHOTO GALLERY: Polo Under the Palms
With sunglasses and drinks in hand, attendees of the fourth Polo Under the Palms event March 8 at the Sarasota Polo Club grounds, enjoyed the sunshine and a polo match. Proceeds from food and drink sales benefited research, education and patient care programs at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the Center for Building Hope.
PHOTO GALLERY: Just Play Sports Fest
Attendees of the Just Play Sports Fest March 8, munched on snow cones, enjoyed a backyard tailgate party with live music from Gamble Creek, and spent the afternoon at Premier Sports Campus at Lakewood Ranch playing cornhole, and other games. The day began with a 5K run in the morning, and continued with a lacrosse tournament, which lasted throughout the day, in addition to the outdoor festival. Event coordinator Todd Herrick planned to charge event participates $10 for adults and $5 for children, but decided to waive the fees and promote the sale of raffle tickets for prizes. Proceeds from the sports-centered event benefited The V Foundation for Cancer Research.
PHOTO GALLERY: International Women's Day
Ladies in Sarasota and Manatee counties celebrated International Women's Day March 8, during a special luncheon at the Polo Grill and Bar in Lakewood Ranch.