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Important Notice: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

Kidde has recalled Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment.  One death has been reported. Click this link for more details: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

Weekend Navigator Class

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - Weekend Navigator Class, at the Fairfield Harbour Community Center, Broad Creek Rd., New Bern NC 28560, from 8:30am - 4:30pm.  This basic navigation course is based on chapters 5, 6 and 9 in the Boating Skills and Seamanship Class.  It is not the Weekend Navigator Class as listed. This class will cover hands on chart plotting and aids to navigation.  The fee for this class is $35.00 and the fee for each additional family member is $5.00.  Bring your lunch or dine at local restaurants in the area.

September Monthly Meeting

September 6, 2018, Flotilla Monthly Meeting. Location to be determined.  Meeting starts at 1900 (7:00pm).  Prospective members are welcome.

October Monthly Meeting

October 4, 2018 - October Monthly Meeting.  Location to be determined.  Meeting starts at 1900 (7:00pm).  Prospective members are welcome.

Mumfest 2018

October 12 - 14, 2018 - MumFest - in beautiful and historic downtown New Bern and it's waterfront, 210 E. Front St., New Bern, NC. The award winning New Bern MumFest is among the finest festivals in North Carolina. Entrance is Free and it is always great fun for all ages. Stop by our tent during the festival and meet us. We will supply you with an abundance of boating safety information, there are games to play, you can sign up to take our Classes, sign up for a Vessel Safety Inspection and Sign up to become a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Suddenly In Command Class

October 20, 2018 - Suddenly In Command Class, at the Fairfield Harbour POA Classroom #2, Cassowary Lane, New Bern, NC 28560, 1:00pm - 5:00pm. This boating safety primer is designed for those not generally at the helm and will help you to "be prepared" with the basics in the event of an emergency.  The fee for this class is $20.00.  Workbook is included.  Spouses and boating guests really are encouraged to take this class!  To Register for this class, contact David Fort at or (252)672-1653.

Navigating Local Waters Class

Saturday October 20, 2018 - Navigating Local Waters Class, at the Fairfield Harbour POA Classroom #2, Cassowary Lane, New Bern, NC 28560, from 9:00am - 12:00pm.  The fee for this class is $10.00 (additional household members FREE of charge) which will include an information packed CD for you to keep and refer back to any time, at your convenience.  This is Not a basic boating course.  This class will incorporate electronic charting, but it would be helpful for you to bring along with you, NOAA charts 11552 and 11548 (or their equivalents) to follow along.  As every boater knows, obtaining Local knowledge is an important part of a safe and enjoyable boating experience.  In this class,  while the primary focus is on the details of the Neuse and Trent Rivers, you will also learn the location and features of many popular anchorages, marinas and boatyards, located along the Neuse and Pamlico River Basins, as well as the ICW, Morehead City, Beaufort and on to Cape Lookout. For more information and to register for this class, please contact David Fort at or leave David a message at (252)672-1653.

About Boating Safely Class

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - About Boating Safely Class, (Location Not Yet Determined) from 8:30am to 4:30pm. This 8 hour class, taught by certified USCG Auxiliary Instructors provides the important and required information to legally operate a boat with 10 or more horsepower in NC. (Boating education is mandatory for NC boaters born on or after Jan. 1st 1988). Upon successful completion of this course, you'll receive a certificate and a wallet size permit. This course may also, result in a discount on your boat insurance premium. Check with your agent. About Boating Safely will introduce you to types of boats, boating law, right-of way rules, safety equipment, fueling, docking, knot tying, aids to navigation, using charts, anchors, potential boating problems and what to do, trailering, and so much more. The fee for this course is $35, which covers the teaching materials, wallet card and certificate. The fee for each additional family member/guest is $5.00, when sharing the same textbook. Bring your lunch or dine at restaurants in the area. To register for this course, contact Dave Fort: