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Women’s boating school offers course in France

An eight-day boating class for women this June along the Canal du Midi in southwestern France is being offered by Sea Sense, the women's sailing and powerboating school.

The hands-on course will be taught aboard a fully equipped modern canal barge. Participants will learn boat handling, docking and anchoring, close-quarters maneuvering and how to operate and traverse locks.

The course is scheduled for June 20-28, departing from Trebes in southwest France and ending in Narbonne. The cost is $3,395 and includes breakfasts, lunches, snacks, beverages and bicycles.

Sea Sense is based in St. Petersburg, Fla. For information, call (800) 332-1404.

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