The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-12 in Big Bear Lake offers a safe boating class July 20 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The class meets at the Big Bear Municipal Water District board room at 40524 Lakeview Drive, Big Bear Lake. Lunch is provided.

Students learn proper boat handling, local hazards, navigation rules and boating laws, required and recommended safety equipment, personal watercraft safety and more.

Cost is $45 and includes instruction, textbook, handouts and a certificate. To preregister, contact Mark Poster at 909-725-0447 or email

boatcrashexpert@hotmail.com.

Another one-day session is available on Aug. 17.

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