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What's afloat

February 12, 2001

* WHAT'S AFLOAT is published Mondays. If you are planning a nautical

event, submit the information to the Daily Pilot, 330 W. Bay St., Costa

Mesa, CA 92627; by fax to (949) 646-4170; or by e-mail to o7

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SAILING CLASSES

"Voyage and Route Planning" is the title of a practical three-hour

cruising workshop that will be offered at 9 a.m. Feb. 24 by Orange Coast

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College's School of Sailing and Seamanship at OCC's Sailing Center, 1801

W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. World-renowned mariner Jimmy Cornell

will lead the workshop. $35, $55 for couples. (949) 645-9412.

Argus, a tall ship based in Newport Beach, will host two Crew Leader

Orientation Days at 9:30 a.m. March 3 and 4 at the Boy Scout Sea Base,

1931 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. Participants must be at least 16

years old. Free. (949) 642-5031.

The Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, in cooperation with Valley Detroit

Diesel and West Marine, will present the first in its quarterly series of

boat maintenance seminars at 11 a.m. March 17 at the Yacht Club, 1601

Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar. An opportunity to talk with professionals

who repair and maintain both gas and diesel marine engines will also be

presented. $10 includes a traditional St. Patrick's Day lunch. (949)

644-9530.

Orange Coast College's School of Sailing and Seamanship will offer

noncredit keelboat classes for women who are beginning sailors from 10

a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24 and May 13 at OCC's Sailing Center, 1801 W. Coast

Highway, Newport Beach. $215. (949) 645-9412.

Orange Coast College's School of Sailing and Seamanship will offer

eight noncredit classes on operating the classic Shields keelboat from 9

a.m. to 1 p.m. on successive Saturdays and Sundays through March and in

May at OCC's Sailing Center, 1801 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. The

class, "Introduction to Shields," is the transition class from small

boats to 27- to 30-foot keelboats. Students should have a solid grasp of

the basics of dinghy sailing. With an aide on each boat, students will

learn seamanship skills, skippering, reefing, right-of-way rules, jibing

and the safe handling of a larger boat. $115. (949) 645-9412.

Orange Coast College's School of Sailing and Seamanship will offer

eight noncredit, intermediate-level classes on operating Lido 14 dinghies

from 1:15 to 5 p.m. on successive Saturdays and Sundays through March and

in May at OCC's Sailing Center, 1801 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. The

class, "Intermediate Lidos," should be taken after completion of a

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