Flotilla 8-11 General Information

Chief Huneycutt will be at the Hall 0900, 24 FEB. He requested that all certified Crew/Coxswains attend the first hour as he will be presenting the USCGs new ORM/GAR model. Please make every effort to adjust your schedule so you can attend. ________________________________________________________________________________
All  members must complete the 8 Mandatory Training classes. Chances are if DeAnna has not brought it to your attention before now you should be ok.However if you are unsure of your status please contact her as she is our MT (Member Trainer) FSO. We have a few new members in need of the classes and we plan on putting a class on this Thursday and will be held from 9AM-Noon.

Coastie - We  now have Coastie in Crescent City and if you are interested in operating Coastie there is a class that you would need to attend. We are planning such a class in March. If you are interested please contact DeAnna immediately. The more operators we have the more positive exposure we will have in the community.

Ham Radio Certification- This class is a product of a training presentation received back in October 2017  from the Ham Radio Club. You also can be a certified ham radio operator by attending this class. The class is being offered on February 24th and 25th. All the information you need is attached below. For more information (enter here)

TCT- Team Coordination Training one hour mandatory class will be coming up in March.This class is needed for all boat crew and coxswains as well as  new members who want to be apart of the boat crew.
Operation Workshop- This is an annual one hour  class that boat crew members must complete. It is painless, I promise.

Nav Rules- Nav Rules classroom training is tentatively being offered on February 24th. EVERYONE is invited whether or not you want to obtain your Coxswain Certification or not. It is excellent training and will offer you additional knowledge that would be helpful as a member who is a crew member or potential Coxswain Certification.

If you are interested in Coastie Training see Renee Knox as it begins March 16th


Northern California Dockwalker Training

Dear US Coast Guard Auxiliary:

The California State ParksDivision of Boating and Waterways (DBW’s)  and theCalifornia Coastal Commission’sBoating Clean & Green Program,the Bay Foundation (DBW’s Clean Vessel Act program) in partnership with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, US Power Squadrons,andSave Our Shores,will conduct more Dockwalker trainings this year.  (attached flier). If you are already a trained Dockwalker and were trained more than 3 years ago, please join us this year for a refresher class.
The USCG Auxiliary endorsed our program in 2000, since then you have been one of our main partners.
Attached please find the flier for our 2018 Northern CA trainings (2 pages). In the second page, and in the last frequently asked question you will find the benefits the Dockwalker program will provide to the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, including:

The Dockwalker program is consistent with the Coast Guard marine environmental pollution message and fulfills your commitment to carry out the mandate of the Commandant
       of the Coast Guard.

The Dockwalker program complements the USCGAUX Vessel Examination program, supports Public Affairs/Public Education events.

The Dockwalker program counts towards the annual Marine Safety service requirement for the TRIDENT program.

Hours of Dockwalking counts towards earning the Aux Recreational Boating Safety Insignia. USCG Auxiliary can report those hours using the form 7030 and the code 70N    
      (remarks: Dockwalking)
2018 Northern CA Trainings

Antioch Saturday, February 24

(10 am – 12:45 pm)
City of Antioch Publics Works
1201 W 4th St, Antioch, CA 94509 (Training Room)
Download the flyer/registration form in PDF.

San Rafael. Saturday, March 3rd

(9:00 am to 11:45 am)
Loch Lomond Yacht Club. 95 Loch Lomond Dr, San Rafael, CA 94901.
Download the flyer/registration form in PDF.

Redwood City.Thursday, March 15th

(6:30 – 8:40 pm)
Sequoia Yacht Club
441Seaport Court (@Seaport Blvd), Redwood City, CA
Download the flyer/registration form in PDF.

Vallejo. Saturday, March 17th

Vallejo Yacht Club
(1 pm – 3:40 pm)
485 Mare Island Way, Vallejo, CA 94590
Download the flyer/registration form in PDF.

Oakland.Thursday, April 5th

(7:00 p - 8:30 pm)
Oakland Yacht Club (Regatta Room)
1101 Pacific Marina Alameda, CA  94501.
Download the flyer/registration form in PDF.

Sonoma County.Saturday, April 7th

(10:00 am to 12:45 pm)
UC Davis-Bodega Marine Laboratory
2099 Westshore Road Bodega Bay, CA 94923
Download the flyer/registration form in PDF.

Sacramento. Saturday, May 5th

(10:00 am to 12:45 pm)
Sacramento Marina
2710 Ramp Way, Sacramento, CA
Download the flyer/registration form in PDF.

Dockwalkers are trained to engage members of the public and the boating community to adopt clean boating practices. Dockwalkers share clean boating information with boaters and distribute educational materials (boater kits), while visiting marinas, launch ramps, marine supply stores, boat shows and special events (i.e. regattas, opening days, among others).  As you realize, “Dockwalker” is only a generic term because you do not necessarily have to “walk the docks” in order to talk to boaters about safety and clean boating practices. Remember safety and the environment go hand in hand.
Training is FREE and Dockwalking is a fantastic way to interact with boaters to help keep California’s marinas, waterways, and ocean clean and healthy. The training provides an overview of environmentally-sound boating practices, information about how to conduct Dockwalking, and educational materials that

Dockwalkers will distribute including the 2018 Boater Kits
Since we are not allowed to use tote bags due to the 2011 Governors’ order, we've re-designed the Boater Kit and in lieu of a tote bag or folder, we created an oil absorbent sheet envelope that serves both functions of holding the kit content and providing an additional oil absorbent. This is a practical, trash free, and unique way of presenting our Kits – we think you’ll love them!”  
This year the kits will have three pollution prevention tools: an oil absorbent sheet, oil absorbent pillow, and a fuel bib.  You will also  find clean and safe boating educational resources including “Environmental Boating Laws Every Recreational Boater Should Know,” the "ABC’s of CA Boating" Laws, "When Nature Calls", the Tidebook, and a 2018 West Marine discount coupon, and order forms for the new edition of the Southern California Boater’s Guide.

Please join us at one of our trainings.  To register simply email Vivian Matuk at with your full contact information as shown in the attached flier.

Thank you
Vivian Matuk
Environmental Boating Program Coordinator
California State Parks Division of Boating & Waterways
California Coastal Commission
Ph: (415) 904-6905 Fax: (415) 904-5216
45 Fremont Street, Suite 1900 San Francisco, CA 94105
1 Hour TCT and Operation Worship on March 26th at 1730 at the Hall.  This is mandatory training for Coxswains and Boat Crew