Welcome to the Flotilla 11-7, District 7 Web Site

We are pleased to announce our new Flotilla 11-7 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary website.

Register for Boating Safety Class Now Available Online!

Hudson Flotilla, 11-7 is offering registration for the "About Boating Safely" course and other boating and safety courses locally! The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 11-7 Hudson, Florida offers registration online so that you can attend a local seminar near you and can study the official boating safety manual developed specifically by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary with the help of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).After studying the course material and taking a boater exam, students who pass will receive their official boater education certification and boater safety ID card. This class is great for young boaters, new boaters, experienced boaters, you are guaranteed to learn something new and have fun in the process! You can be certain that the boating certification card you receive for passing the boating test will be recognized by the officers on the waterways. Attend our local classes near you. Get the Card!

Semper Paratus! Always Ready! 

Since its creation by Congress in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has served as the civilian, non-military component of the Coast Guard. Today, the 33,000 volunteer men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are active on the waterways and classrooms in over 2,000 cities and towns across the nation. Each year, Auxiliarists (folks just like you) save almost 500 lives, assist some 15,000 boaters in distress, conduct more than 150,000 courtesy safety examinations of recreational vessels, and teach over 500,000 participants in boating and water safety programs. The results of these efforts save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars every year.

 C-130 Mission

Are you looking for adventure while serving your country and your community?

Join The Auxiliary 

If you are looking for some adventure in your life, consider joining the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Wherever your interests lie, and whatever life skills you have, chances are that the Coast Guard Auxiliary can offer you an area to serve that will enrich your life in ways you may not have imagined.

The Auxiliary offers you a unique opportunity to make a real difference in your local community and across the country.

We welcome and recognize your past experience, skills and talent. We challenge you to have fun learning new skills and qualifications in company with a very special group of volunteers. The Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a number of opportunities, but the tasks can generally be divided into three service areas:

Recreational Boating Safety

 Vessel Safety Check 2015

One of the Auxiliary’s primary missions is recreational boating safety. This mission is accomplished by qualified members delivering Public Safety Boating Education training and classes, by providing voluntary vessel safety checks to boaters, by visiting with and educating local marine related industries, and by general outreach to the boating public through boat shows and other public venues and events.

Operations and Marine Safety

For those interested in boating, the Auxiliary offers a rigorous level of hands-on training and qualification as boat-crew and coxswain. Qualified Auxiliarists perform regular safety patrol missions in their local area and support local boating activities on-the-water such as regattas, fireworks & fleet visits.

In addition, the Auxiliary works side-by-side with their active-duty USCG counterparts in many other mission areas, including environmental protection, Commercial Vessel Safety Inspections, Port Security and Planning, Licensing and Documentation, and other vital operational roles. Auxiliarists receive training virtually identical to that of their active duty and reserve counterparts.