February 19 through March 26, 2020
On Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 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 thirteen class sessions conducted on Wednesday and Thursday evenings and on Saturday morning March 7th.
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, equipping 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 Electric Membership Corporation, Assembly Room, 795 Ocean Highway (Route 17), Supply, NC. Classes will be conducted from 7:00 p.m.to 9:00 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays and 9:00 a.m. to Noon on Saturday. Course fee is $45.00 per person or $35 each for two or more attendees. You may pay 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