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Thu, 27 Jul 17  

 

BOATING COURSES    

Flotilla 4-11 offers several USCG courses in the spring and fall in Wayne and Ardmore PA.  
The courses we offer are :

Boating Safety Certification - basic boating criteria that can lead to passing the PA /
NJ boating certification exam(s) which are administered at the end of the course .

Boating Skills & Seamanship - provides information for a boater , whether new or
experienced, about boat ownership, transportation, handling including lines and knots,
navigation, communications and more with an emphasis on power boating

Sailing Skills & Seamanship - provides information for a boater , whether new or
experienced, about boat ownership, transportation, handling including lines and knots,
navigation, communications and more with an emphasis on sailing

Weekend Navigator - provides a background in paper and electronic means of navigating
using a variety of skill sets.

Boating Skills and Seamanship / Sailing Skills and Seamanship start 10/3/2017 and 9/27/2017 respectively at and through the Main Line School Night venue.

Also, the course schedules and locations can be found by clicking on the  " Auxiliary Public Boating Courses Nearby " found on our home page . To view our flotilla's courses click on " Submit " without entering a zip code nor district / flotilla number  which will then return with details for our current local offerings.

 

VESSEL SAFETY CHECKS

USCG Vessel Safety Checks play a prominent role in mishap prevention that are an
important part of our objectives . The exams are performed for informational use and no
repercussions result if a vessel does not meet minimum standards . Rather a report
showing suggested improvements is issued to the vessel owner for their records and
implementation. A vessel that meets the standards is issued a current year decal showing its satisfactory passing of those standards when inspected.

Flotilla 4-11 conducts a " Vessel Safety Check " weekend by USCG Auxiliary certified
Examiners every spring in May in the northern Chesapeake Bay area . We will announce the dates and location when they have been set for the new year.

For 2017 :

Vessel Safety Checks are May 21 at Georgetwon Yacht Basin .

For 2016 :

Vessel Safety Checks are May 21 and 22 at Georgetwon Yacht Basin .

For 2015 :

Vessel Safety Checks are May 16 and 17 at Georgetown Yacht Basin .


For those who wish a Vessel Safety Check at the above location or date we also have several Examiners who are available by appointment for single vessel exams at mutually agreeable nearby locations and times . Please email us via our contact email address for setting up an appointment .

On the " About Us " page for our flotilla is our contact email should you have any
questions .