A one-day course on Saturday, June 2, will give you the know-how to legally operate a boat with 10 or more horsepower on North Carolina waterways. It also could result in a lower boat insurance premium.
Open to all and taught by certified instructors from U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 20-04, the course runs from 8:30 a.m. to about 4:30 p.m. at the New Bern Yacht Club, 1206 Brices Creek Road. 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 personal watercraft; 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 if you have additional questions, leave a message for David Fort at 252-672-1653; email him; or visit the website. 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.