On Saturday, February 10, 2018, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will provide a special one-day boating course that satisfies all state requirements.
Any person born on or after January 1, 1988, must complete an approved boating safety course before operating a vessel with a motor of 10 hp or greater on North Carolina waters. Even if not required by law to get the North Carolina boating license, many boaters take the boat safety course to save on their boat insurance.
Individuals who successfully complete the USCG Auxiliary “About Boating Safely” (ABS) course and exam are awarded U.S. Coast Guard certificates and cards.
Taught by certified USCG Auxiliary instructors, the USCG ABS course applies to all recreational watercraft including powerboats, PWCs, sailboats and paddle craft.
The course covers general information about boats and maintenance, 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.
The Course will be taught at the Boiling Springs Lakes Community Center, 1 Leeds Rd, Boiling Springs Lakes, NC 28461 from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 10, 2018. Course fee is $30.00 per person or $50.00 for two by cash or check at the door, or PayPal on the Flotilla’s website.
Additional information is also posted on the Flotilla’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Flotilla10.05/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel