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Boating Classes:

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The Coast Guard Auxiliary educates thousands of recreational boaters every year. Our education classes encompass topics ranging from the most basic boating safety class, to advanced coastal navigation. Take a class today, so you can be a safer boat operator. PubEd Photo



Vessel Safety Check:

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The Coast Guard Auxiliary offers a free Vessel Safety Check to recreational boaters. This non- law enforcement check will let the skipper know if he has all the proper equipment on board to meet Federal, State and Local boating regulations. Items that will be checked include: Registration and Numbering, Lighting, Life Jackets, and Ventilation Systems, just to name a few. Be sure you know before you go. VSCCheck Photo



Float Plan:

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Filing a float plan could save your life. Let a trusted person you know the details of vour voyage. Such as when you are leaving, the area you will be cruising, and the time you intend to return. Be sure to include a description of your vessel, and the number of persons aboard. If you don't arrive home on time, the approiate authorities can be notified. Towing Photo



Boating Safety Resource Center:

Click Here to Visit the Boating Resource Center

The Coast Guard Boating Safety Division is dedicated to reducing loss of life, injuries, and property damage, by improving the knowledge skills, and abilities of recreational boaters. This site also contains info on product recalls and defects, statistics, and regulations. Don't Wreck Your Summer



Be Part of the Action & Help Save Lives:

For more information on joining, find and contact a Flotilla near you.



Recreational boating in the United States is growing rapidly. The Coast Guard Auxiliary needs volunteers. As an Auxiliarist, you will have the opportunity to select and participate in one or more of the Auxiliary's major programs. If you feel strongly about the rewards you can get from serving your community, the Coast Guard Auxiliary may be the right place for you. From on-the-water Operations, Public Education programs, Vessel Examination programs, Coast Guard Recruiting or Marine Environmental Protection, the Auxiliary has opportunities for almost everyone.

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