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Boating Safety Class Information

One of the missions of The United States Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxiliary is Boating Safety.

Every year preventable accidents cause serious and fatal injuries to boaters. Only a small percentage involve operators that have taken a safe boating course.

Classes are on the first Saturday of each month at our Bradenton training facility. 5803 33rd Ave West (at the 59th street entrance to GT Bray Park)

For more information or to reserve seats please contact Mr. Bill Osolin


We are available to schedule a class at a time and location that is convenient for your organization. Please contact Mr. Osolin for more information.

About Boating Safely:

Is a comprehensive and interesting 8-hour class on the basics of boating safety. Approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.

Our instructors have years of experience as members of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

A Florida boater education I.D. card is issuedupon successful completion of our course.

Class Topics:

  1. Know your boat: types of boats and engines; nautical terminology
  2. Getting underway. Safely loading your boat, fueling, float plans, trailering, and boating accessories
  3. Navigating the waterways. Introduction to: Navigation Rules. Aids to Navigation, Charts, Lights, Sound Signals, and other Navigation topics.
  4. Operating your vessel: This chapter discusses the safe operation of vessels.
  5. Legal requirements: We will discuss registration, numbering, documentation and laws specific to boating. Your instructor will also discuss boating and the environment.
  6. Boating Emergencies. What to do in the event of an emergency, avoiding dangerous situations, and other topics.
  7. Enjoying Water Sports with Your Boat.
  8. A comprehensive review followed by the test.
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