Flotilla 15-1 Activities

Business Meetings

Business meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at the US National Guard Armory in Crystal River. For more information, use the Calendar tab at the left.

Fellowship Dinners

Flotilla members, spouses, and guests gather on the third Wednesday of each month for an informal dinner meeting at an area restaurant. For more details, use the Calendar tab at the left.

Boating Courses & Public Education

Our Flotilla is proud to offer a full schedule of USCG Auxiliary courses such as About Boating Safely, Boating Skills & Seamanship, Paddlesports America, and GPS for Navigators.

Our Public Education Officer is also available to design a Safe Boating program, Water Safety program, or other presentation tailored for your school, organization or club. We can also arrange for Guest Speakers at your at club or organization. For full details, refer to the Boating Courses and Public Education tabs at the left.

Vessel Safety Checks

 USCG Auxiliary Offers FREE Vessel Safety Checks

Contact  USCG Auxiliary of Crystal River for a FREE Vessel Safety Check, take advantage of a FREE safety check which takes about 10 minutes.  
You will receive a NEW 2018 VSC Sticker if everything meets the requirements. If your vessel doesn’t pass the safety check, there is NO penalty.

Vessels passing safety checks are awarded a U.S. Coast Guard/Auxiliary Decal that informs: Coast Guard, Sheriff, and FWC, and other law enforcement agencies that your boat was in full compliance with all Federal and State boating laws during a safety check for that year.

Most importantly, you have the peace of mind that your boat meets federal safety standards, and that in an emergency you will have the necessary equipment to save lives and summon help.

What Type of Items Are Checked? Life Jackets, Registration and Numbering, Navigation Lights, Ventilation, Fire Extinguishers, Distress Signals (flares, horn, etc.), Battery Cover and Connections. All of these items are currently required by state and federal laws and, if missing or non-operating, can result in a citation if your vessel is inspected by the Coast Guard. NOTE: Kidde Fire Extinguishers were recently recalled for safety issues.

For more information call Don at 352-503-6199. For information about membership or classes visit our website at: cga-crystal