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Flotilla 11-3 Coast Guard Auxiliary Activities

Flotilla 11-3 Activities



We not only get involved in teaching "Safe Boating" to the general public, but we also teach boating and water safety classes in local schools. Here are a couple of examples. One is a poolside session on using safety equipment, such as PFD's (life jackets) and survival in cold water. Another is a classroom session of a boating course dedicated for youngsters.
teaching safetyLife jacket training at the pool teaching children
 
Boat Crew Operations is one of our major activities. We coordinate patrols with the U.S. Coast Guard to perform many boating safety related tasks such as towing, checking Aids to Navigation, safety patrols around Tampa, and safety patrols on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Our boats will go out with a trained coxswain and crew in members' boats operating as Coast Guard Facilities.
U.S.C.G. 25' Patrol Craft
 
We even get involved in parades and raft-ups for fun. Sometimes, since we are a self-help organization, are involved in maintenance chores such as installing a new dock at our Flotilla building or repairing our radio antenna.
Auxiliary Facility at Veteran's Day ParadeParade
 
Here are some more of our fellowship activities with families involved.
Relaxing by the shoreRelaxing at the shore