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Boating classes can help you avoid a catastrophe.
Honolulu Power Squadron: Seven-session, safe boating course for skippers and would-be skippers, 7 p.m. Mondays beginning Monday, at Waikiki Yacht Club. Students will learn anchoring, tying basic knots, chart reading, plotting courses, use of a mariners compass, marine radiotelephone procedures, aids to navigations and safety afloat. Ownership of boat not required. Graduates may be eligible for a discount on marine insurance. Nominal charge for course papers, charts and plotting instruments. Limited seating. Registration required. Call William McGarry at 422-1963.
United States Coast Guard Auxiliary:
"Boating Skills and Seamanship Class," 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 20-March 17, McKinley High School, Shop 4. Students learn legal requirements, rules of navigation, radio communications, chart work, weather and how to be prepared for emergencies on the ocean. Registration begins at 6 p.m. Jan. 20. Cost: $25 for text and workbook. For information, call Wayne Bowers at 247-1776; Julie Schoen at 523-1762; or Art Monteville at 923-4086.
"Advanced Coastal Navigation Class," 6-8:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 21-April 1, McKinley High School, Shop 4. Boaters will learn about rocks and reefs, tidal currents, nautical charts, and using tools and instruments to plot a course. Cost: $25 for text and workbook. For information, call Bill Pelzer at 526-1387.
Iguana Sunscreens was developed to reduce the chemical breakdown by sea water on sunscreen compounds, said Mike McAndrews, company president.
The sunscreen offers protection for up to eight hours and may be applied to wet or dry skin, he said.
Iguana offers sun protection factors from 4 to 45 with special formulations for children and active sports people.
The sunscreen is available at Longs and Daiei stores. Cost is about $7.99 to $8.99.
Applications are available at 524-6755. Researchers will be chosen on their overall qualifications, academic performance, interests and letter of recommendation. Deadline to apply is March 1.
Owners of the winning videos will receive prizes and have their video shown at the Humane Society's Tuxes & Tails Wagtime Ball fund-raiser being held on April 17. Some of the footage may also be aired on network TV during Be Kind to Animals Week in May.
To enter, mail or drop off videos to: Hawaiian Humane Society, 2700 Waialae Ave., Honolulu, Hawaii 96826 by March 9. Original videos on VHS, HI8 or Video 8 formats are requested and all videos must be labeled with name, address, phone number and pet's name. Entries can be picked up at the Humane Society after April 19. For information, call Eve Holt at 946-2187, ext. 212.
Based on applications submitted by teachers, coaches, advisors or other mentors, children will be chosen on personal achievements in various areas including academics, music, sports and community service. Applications are available at Education Works, KHON and the Oahu Educational Employees Federal Credit Union; or call 837-0540.