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Posted on: Thursday, January 4, 2001

Recreation Notes
Boating safety classes scheduled

Advertiser Staff

The Honolulu Power Squadron will conduct a seven-session evening course in safe boating, starting Jan. 15 at the Waikiki Yacht Club.

A unit of the United States Power Squadrons, America’s largest private boating organization, the Honolulu Power Squadron conducts the classes to teach boaters and those interested in boating the skills they must possess for safe times on the water.

The course is designed for skippers and would-be skippers.

Classes will be at the Waikiki Yacht Club at the entrance to Ala Moana Park across Atkinson Drive. Classes start at 7 p.m. and are free, except for a nominal charge for instruction materials.

Ownership of a boat is not required to attend and graduates might be eligible for discounts on their marine insurance.

Classroom lectures and self-study lessons cover the techniques of safe handling of sail and power craft, anchoring, tying basic knots, chart reading, plotting courses, use of a mariners compass, marine radiotelephone procedures and safety afloat.

Attendance at recent sessions reached the 20-seat capacity of the club’s board room. For early registration, call 846-9000.

Diamond Head Story: A 2.5-mile one-way geologic and historic walking tour — called Diamond Head Story — is from 9 a.m. to noon every Saturday, starting at the Honolulu Zoo.

The look-and-learn stroll goes to the center of Diamond Head Crater, where the event ends about noon. Along the way, geologic and historic facts are presented about the volcanic formation and other features of the area. From the center, walkers can hike up the 760-foot summit for a panoramic view or listen to the story.

Cost is $5. For information, call 948-3299.

If you know of a noteworthy outdoor performance by a young individual or a youth team, send the information to Advertiser Sports, Attention: Youth Report, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802 or e-mail:

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