On Saturday, March 23, 2019 the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will provide a one-day boating course that satisfies all state requirements. This class is open to the public.
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 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 Brunswick County Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Training Center, 40 Naber Drive, Shallotte, NC from 8:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Course fee is $35.00 per person or $30.00 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