Boating is a lot safer when you know the waters you’re in. The New Bern area U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer their most popular course, Navigating Local Waters, Saturday, May 18, 8:30 a.m. at the Fairfield Harbour Community Center, Broad Creek Rd, New Bern.
While the emphasis is on the Neuse and Trent Rivers and other waters around New Bern, the seminar also presents the locations and features of many popular anchorages, marinas and boatyards in the Neuse and Pamlico river basins, as well as the ICW to Morehead City/Beaufort and on to Cape Lookout. The charge is $10 per person with additional members admitted free. This includes a CD packed with charts and local information about the most popular waters in the Eastern NC region. Preregistration required as space is limited.
For additional information and to register for this class, contact Karl Mielenhausen, 252 638 1433, firstname.lastname@example.org
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed civilian component of the United States Coast Guard and supports the Coast Guard in nearly all mission areas. The Auxiliary was created by Congress in 1939. Visit www.cgaux.org to learn more about the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
The New Bern area Coast Guard Auxiliary will present a one-day course on Saturday, April 20 to provide new and limited experienced boaters the know-how to legally operate a boat on North Carolina waterways. It also could result in a lower boat insurance premium.
The class, taught by certified USCG Auxiliary instructors, is open to all and satisfies the educational requirement to legally operate a boat in NC with 10 or more horsepower (applicable for residents born on or after Jan. 1, 1998). The course runs from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. at the New Bern Yacht Club, 1206 Brice’s Creek Road, New Bern.
A fee of $35 covers instruction as well as the text, certificate of completion and wallet card to have on board your boat. Additional family members or guests using the same text pay only $5.
About Boating Safely will introduce you to all types of boats; boating law; right-of-way rules; safety equipment; loading, fueling and docking; knots; weather considerations; aids to navigation; using charts; anchoring; trailering and protecting your boat or PWC; plus information on potential boating problems and how to handle them. Registrants also are invited to bring their trailered boats to the parking lot for a free vessel inspection.
To register or additional questions, call Mike Ott at (252) 288-4856, email@example.com or visit www.newberncgaux.org . Be sure to include your name, names of family members/guests who may also be interested, and your telephone number
The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed civilian component of the United States Coast Guard and supports the Coast Guard in nearly all mission areas. The Auxiliary was created by Congress in 1939. Visit www.newberncgaux.org to learn more about the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Pictured here with his “First Mate” Elaine, he receives his award from Commander Mike Ott.
At the recent Change of Watch Banquet of the USCG Auxiliary-New Bern Flotilla, Vice Commander Karl Mielenhausen of Fairfield Harbour was named “Auxiliarist of the Year,” the Flotilla’s top award, for his 16 years and hundreds of hours spent in training the 46 members organization.
Mielenhausen is also Staff Officer Information Systems for the New Bern Flotilla as well as Division Officer of the flotillas from New Bern to the Coast.
The “Change of Watch” process introduced Mike Ott as Commander for the second year, Mike Kent as Vice Commander and the introduction of 16 Flotilla Staff officers for the coming year.
Special awards went to Division Commander Fil Pagano for Most Coxswain hours, Dave Fort for Most Public Education Hours, TJ Bendicksen for Most Patrol Hours, George Maravelas for Most Vessel Exams and Karl Mielenhausen for Most Member Training Hours.
The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed civilian component of the USCG and supports CG in nearly all mission areas. Go to www.newberncgaux.org for more information.