Coast Guard Auxiliary offers safe boating class

  • Wednesday, May 14, 2014

America’s Boating Course is conducted by certified instructors from the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 12-10, Georgetown. This course will introduce boaters to the latest information on safe boating and is a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills, or refresh existing skills, as you prepare to launch your boat.

The course includes general information concerning boats and maintenance, information to make your boating experience safer and more comfortable, tips on how to be a more courteous and thoughtful boater, and laws and regulations to which you must adhere.

More specifically, chapter topics are: Know Your Boat; Before You Get Underway; Navigating the waterways; Operating Your Boat or PWC Safely; Legal Requirements of Boating; Boating Emergencies and What to Do; and Enjoying Water Sports with Your Boat. Also, a short SC DNR exam will be given to make each student eligible for state certification.

Classes will be conducted at the U.S. Coast Guard Station located on Marina Drive in Georgetown, Saturday, May 17, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Each student receives a book and certificate of completion. The cost is $30 per person, $40 per couple sharing a book.

To register call Vito Giardina at (843) 240-9900 or email vgiardina38@yahoo.com.

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