Monday, January 19, 2009

Wet and Windy on Lake Lucille

DN from Anchorage on Lake Lucille
Jay takes a break to catch his breath!

Bruce prepares to launch

Bruce, Jay, and I took advantage of the wind yesterday on Lake Lucille. Accidental jibes in high winds are almost enough to make you lose your cookies!!Lots of standing water on the lake but plenty of wind for all. Weather permitting we are planning another outing next weekend.

Monday, January 12, 2009

"Boat Smart from the Start, Be Water Wise!"

The Alaska Office of Boating Safety will be offering Alaska Water Wise, a boating course designed for Alaskans on January 24 and February 21, 2009 from 9-6 in the Atwood Building on 550 West 7th Avenue in Anchorage.

This eight-hour course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard. The course satisfies most states boating safety education requirements and may even qualify boaters for boat insurance discounts.

Segments include pre-departure preparation, boating operations, boating emergencies, cold-water survival, navigation/rules of the road, and legal requirements. Students who attend all sessions, and pass the written exam and skills will be issued a course completion certificate.

The courses are free but pre-registration is encouraged. For more information contact Megan Piersma at (907) 269-6042 or Joe McCullough at (907) 269-8704.