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OCC SAILING WORKSHOP TEACHES "RULES OF THE ROAD"
Thursday, December 18, 2003

A two-part workshop that teaches "rules of the road" for boaters will be offered in January by Orange Coast College's School of Sailing and Seamanship.

The non-credit workshop meets Thursday evenings, Jan. 8 and 15, from 7-10 p.m. at OCC's Sailing Center in Newport Beach. The center is located at 1801 W. Pacific Coast Highway, between the Balboa Bay Club and the Orange County Sea Scout Base.

Workshop instructor, Merald Keys, is one of California's leading maritime instructors. Keys teaches OCC's U.S. Coast Guard license prep program.

Workshop attendees will learn the essential rules of the road for safe operation under power or sail in local waters. The course is designed to introduce boaters to legal and safe boating practices.

"This workshop is designed for those who use a boat, whether as a skipper or as simply someone along for fun," Keys said. "It addresses the requirements of smaller recreational vessels, though we make mention of larger vessels as well."

Registration fee for the workshop is $45. Visa and MasterCard holders may register by phone. For information about the session, phone (949) 645-9412.