The US Coast Guard Auxiliary of Traverse City is offering a Paddle Craft Safety Course that is open to the public, in hopes of making this summer a safe boating season for Michigan. The course will be taught by John Heiam and Lois Goldstein from the TC Paddle Club. It is designed as a general introduction to paddlesports and will include discussion of boat selection, gear to bring along, how to fit a PFD, where to go, what to wear, mistakes to avoid, how to load a boat on a car, how to organize a shuttle, etc.
The class is Tuesday, June 12, 6-9 pm at the Traverse City Coast Guard Station. The fee is $10. Please contact Dianne Walker at 231-883-8040 or email@example.com for more information or to sign up for this course.