Uscg Aux Boat America Boating Safety Class

This Event has no scheduled dates at this time. It last occurred on Saturday, February 25, 2023.
Outer Banks Flotilla, USCG Aux Boat America Boating Safety Class
Event Description: 

This course satisfies NC boat operator education requirements.

Course topics include the following:

  • Introduction to Boating – Types of boats, engines, boating terms, sailboats, paddle craft, powerboats.
  • Boating Law – Boat registration, regulations, hull identification numbers, required safety equipment, Federal boating law, state boating law, and reporting accidents.
  • Safety Equipment – Life jackets, fire extinguishers, sound-producing devices, visual distress signals, anchors, and other safety equipment.
  • Safe Operation and Navigation – Buoys and beacons, aids to navigation, navigation rules, docking, and the dangers of alcohol on the water.
  • Boating Emergencies – Hypothermia, boating accidents, man overboard, capsizing, emergency radio calls, carbon monoxide dangers, and weather.
  • Trailering – Types of trailers, lights, hitches, towing a trailer.
  • Sports and Boating – Water-skiing, hunting and hunting gear, PWC operation, and other boating tips.

All classes taught by certified Coast Guard Auxiliary Instructors.  

Tuition is $35 for 1st family member, $25 for each additional family member and includes all materials.

Pre-registration required

Where is the event?

Southern Shores Volunteer Fire Department
15 S. Dogwood Trail
Southern Shores