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US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-11

Who: For you by US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-11 http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=070-10-11 What: 2017 Boating-Safety Class Schedule Where: Century Marine, 3302 E. Main Street, Mesa,...

 
 By Captain Dave Esparza    Events   

He Will Be Missed

His full name is Orlan Ross Ginter; his nickname his entire life has been "Bud". Bud was born May 1, 1939 in Appleton City, Missouri. (That is the same general area that, back in the day, Frank and...

 

Captain's Corner

Why take a navigation class when just boating on our local lakes? The very good reason is because prudent mariners should know and understand basic navigation principles no matter how small or large...

 

Situational Awareness And America's Waterway Watch

As a boater, you know what is normal and what is not. For example, you see someone taking pictures of a dam, and you think to yourself, that’s not normal. Well maybe it is and possibly it is not....

 

Captain's Corner - Hypothermia Kills Quickly

Well, another year has gone by and here it is December already. But, plenty of us are still going to the lakes and rivers across our great state. What we have to worry about this time of year is one o...

 

Captain's Corner

The biggest concern that I have with the boating public is the lack of responsibility. What does that mean? When you sit behind the wheel of a boat, or on a personal watercraft or in front of the...

 

Responsibility

The biggest concern that I have with the boating public is the lack of responsibility. What does that mean? When you sit behind the wheel of a boat, or on a personal watercraft or in front of the...

 

Captain's Corner

Well, summer is finally here, we have temperatures well above 100 degrees on a daily basis. It is time to head to the lakes and rivers in the great State of Arizona. Oh, but first — • Do you have...

 

Captain's Corner

May 15th is ‘Wear Your Life jacket To Work Day,’ and May 16th is ‘Wear It Day’ Life Jacket World Record Day. Last month’s article was about Arizona's best kept secret, the volunteers of the...

 

Captain's Corner

Established by Congress in 1939, the 30,000 members of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary are Semper Paratus "Always Ready." Vessel safety checks, harbor patrols, safe-boating courses, search...

 

Get Ready For Boating Season

It’s time to be preparing for the upcoming boating season. With the temperatures in the 70 and 80s already, the time is quickly approaching. There are several things that you can do to be the...

 

Captain's Corner

It is that time of the year again, time for your annual Vessel Safety Check, courtesy of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Have you had your vessel inspected? If not, now is the time to do so. The courtesy...

 

Captain's Corner

I would like to talk about what has transpired over the last few days, including Veterans’ Day. You often hear people asking, “Oh, when is Veteran's Day; what time does the parade start?...

 
 By Captain Dave Esparza    Events   

Coast Guard Members Value 'Fellowship' Times

In the Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary we have a cornerstone activity called "Fellowship." Fellowship is when we all get together, relax and have a good time doing non-Coast Guard missions....

 

Captain's Corner

Captain Dave and his wife June urge you to consider joining this valuable organization. This month’s article is about the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and what it can do for you. My wife...

 

Captain's Corner

This is the second of several boating-safety quizzes offered to educate (or remind) boaters of some important guidelines. Although they may be helpful, it is recommended that all who recreate on and...

 

Captain's Corner - Safety Quiz Answers

How Did You Do? A free one-year subscription to the print version of Arizona Boating & Watersports/Western Outdoor Times will be awarded to the first person who answers all the questions correctly...

 

Captain's Corner

This is the first of several boating-safety quizzes offered to educate (or remind) boaters of some important guidelines. Although they may be helpful, it is recommended that all who recreate on and ne...

 

Answers To Page 1 Quiz

There is at least one prize (see page 1) for the first one who answers all questions correctly and e-mails those answers to jim@azbw.com...

 

Captain's Corner

The boating season is upon us with the warm weather fast approaching. I know that we all want to hook up the boat, grab the family and run off to the lake to water recreation and good times. We also...

 

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