About Boating Safely course set
KIHEI - A new About Boating Safely course, taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, will be held at the Whale Sanctuary Building at 726 S. Kihei Road on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The cost is $40 for both days - which includes course text - payable on Saturday via check or cash. Bring your whole family for a discount.
Maui Preparatory Academy will host the fourth annual Turkey Run on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 3:30 p.m. on the Maui Prep campus in Napili. The 1.25-mile “fun run” is open to all students in grades 4-8 on the island. The top male and female in each division will receive a turkey. Participants must bring two canned goods to donate to the Maui Food Bank, and a waiver with a parent signature is required to participate. Students can register the day of the event at 3 p.m. or e-mail Keenan Reader at firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration form or for more information.
This class will satisfy the new Hawaii mandatory boat operator education that will be required as of Nov. 10, 2014, if both days are attended.
To register, go to www.MauiBoatClass.com.
Many boat insurance companies discount their rates for class completion; check with your carrier.
This class is also required if you are thinking of joining the Coast Guard Auxiliary for some great fun and volunteer service.
The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's About Boating Safely course covers general information about boats and maintenance, information on preparing for safe and enjoyable outings, navigation rules and aids to navigation, guidelines for operating your boat or PWC safely, what to do in case of boating emergencies and state-specific laws and regulations you must follow.
Call Phylecia Platte at (808) 214-2118 if you have questions about the class, or go to www.MauiBoatClass.com to register.
Former Luna Shimomura wins golf tournament
LAHAINA - Lahainaluna High School graduate Chris Shimomura, Class of 2009, now a senior on the University of Hawaii at Hilo golf team, carded a three-round total of 209 and seven under par to win the Dennis Rose Intercollegiate Tournament at the Waikaloa Beach King's Course and lead the Vulcans to the team championship for the third straight year.
Shimomura closed with an even par 72 for the two-shot victory.
U.H. Hilo finished at 11 over 297 in the final round and closed with a four under total of 860 for the team title.