On Saturday, January 27, 2018, Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-05 will be conducting a Women’s Only ‘About Boating Safely’ Class. This course meets the North Carolina state Boating Safety Education Law requirement.
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 reduce the cost of 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 boating nomenclature, 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 class will be held on January 27, 2018, from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, at the Oak Island Parks and Recreation Center located at 3003 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC 28465.
The Course fee is $30.00 per person or $50.00 for two by cash or checks at the door or PayPal on flotilla’s website. Additional information is also posted on the Flotilla’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Flotilla10.05/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
To register, contact Dawn Smith at BoatingSafely@ec.rr.com, or go to
www.Flotilla10-05.org and click on Boating Courses > About Boating Safely.