The Fort Walton Sail and Power Squadron Runs through May 11, 2011 TWO HOUR BOATING SEMINARS OFFERED Four Thursday evening boating seminars starting at 5:30pm will be presented at the West Marine store in Uptown Station in Fort Walton Beach. The two hour seminars, which are geared toward local boaters, are being presented to educate boaters in matters of safety, navigation, security, anchoring, rules of the road, hurricane preparation, and more. Seminars are open to the public, and are offered at no charge. The schedule for the Thursday evening seminars is: March 3- Coastal Boat Security March 31- Navigation April 14- Anchoring May 5- Hurricanes and Boats The Seminars are conducted by experienced local boaters, and cover the practical aspects of boating. The seminars will be especially valuable to boaters who are new to Gulf Coast boating, are interested in improving their boating skills, or have recently acquired a new boat. The seminars are sponsored by West Marine and the Fort Walton Sail and Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons. For further information, please telephone 850-315-0686 or visit the website www.fwsps.com. The United States Power Squadron is a national private non-profit, non-governmental, and non-military organization. The Fort Walton Sail and Power Squadron was chartered in 1955 and today has approximately 100 active local members.