As the grip of winter persists, the Toledo Sail & Power Squadron plans to hold its basic safe boating class at Mercy St. Charles Hospital on Navarre Avenue in Oregon, for five Wednesdays starting February 12th. The class meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. This comprehensive class is taught by certified instructors and covers PFDs, anchors, fire extinguishers, distress signals, navigation lights, aids to navigation such as channel markers, rules when navigating waterways, safety tips, the dangers of carbon monoxide, and the proper display of tags and numbers. A reminder that Ohio law requires those born after Jan. 1, 1982 who are operating a power boat with a motor greater than 10 HP to have a boater education certificate (this includes a personal watercraft operator and a supervisory person). The ODNR Division of Watercraft will be there to outline Ohio's boat operating laws. The price for the class is $40, and $20 for an additional family member who will share the text book. For information and registration, contact the squadron’s education officer Christopher Hoover at 419-343-0251 or at the email@example.com email address.