Boating Skills & Seamanship Class meets N.C. State Requirements
February 11 through March 20, 2018
On Monday, February 11, 2018, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will start a comprehensive Boating Skills and Seamanship course that satisfies all state requirements. The course is for both novice and experienced boaters and will be taught over fourteen class sessions conducted on Monday and Wednesday evenings and on two Saturday mornings.
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 boating skills and seamanship course to save on their boat insurance.
Individuals who successfully complete the USCG Auxiliary “Boating Skills & Seamanship” (BS&S) course and exam are awarded U.S. Coast Guard certificates and cards.
Taught by certified USCG Auxiliary instructors, the USCG BS&S course applies to all recreational watercraft including powerboats, PWCs, sailboats and paddle craft.
The course covers general information about boating including selecting a boat, registration requirements, e
quipping your boat, trailering, powering your boat, boat handling, nautical highway signs, rules of the nautical road, boating safety, navigation, plotting, lines and knots, weather, your boats radio, what to do in case of boating emergencies, and state-specific laws and regulations you must follow.
The Course will be taught at the Brunswick County EMS Headquarters, Emergency Training Center, 40 Naber Drive, Shallotte, NC. Classes will be conducted from 7:00 p.m.to 9:00 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays and 9:00 a.m. to Noon on Saturdays. Course fee is $50.00 per person or $40 each for two or more attendees. You may pay by cash or check at the door, or PayPal on the Flotilla’s website.
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