The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering several boating safely classes in Hudson in 2009. All classes, with starting dates listed below, are at the St. Croix Marina in Hudson:

  • Feb. 3: Boating Skills & Seamanship; four weeks, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m.
  • April 10: About Boating Safely; two days, Friday, 6-9 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • May 15: About Boating Safely; two days, Friday, 6-9 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • May 16: Personal Watercraft; one day, Saturday, 2 p.m.
  • June 12: About Boating Safely; two days, Friday, 6-9 p.m., and Saturday, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

    For more information, or to attend classes, contact Dan Henkel, (612) 785-4149 or e-mail gibson1973@msn.com. Class sizes are limited and a fee is required to cover cost of materials used in the class. For a complete listing of the Twin Cities schedule, contact Henkel or visit www.8wrdiv11.org.