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Boating education groups offer online courses

Two leading boating education organizations with a history of making boating education easy and affordable, have teamed up to offer a fully interactive online seminar for those first mates who might find themselves needing to take command of the family boat.

Partner in Command, from the US Power Squadrons, in partnership with the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety, aims to acquaint the First Mate with basic skills he or she may need in an emergency. The seminar is now available online at

The cost is $70 or just $55.30 for members of the Power Squadrons, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Great Lakes Cruising Club and, for a limited time, BoatUS members.

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