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Free Vessel Safety Check (VSC) email our HR Officer  to set up an appointment

Click here for a customized list of CGAUX-sanctioned boating courses nearby.

This course is geared toward the recreational boater. It is a two day course focused on boating safety.

 ♦ Course: Boating Skills & Seamanship
 ♦ Date:  Next class TBD
 ♦ Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 ♦ Place: Coast Guard Station Noyo River Training Room, Fort Bragg, CA
 ♦ Cost: $40 if paid by TBD and $50 thereafter, payable to USCGAUX Flotilla 87
 ♦ Auxiliary members free

Please make checks to USCGAUX Flotilla 87 and mail to:
Boating Safety Class
P.O. Box 454
Little River, CA 95456-0454
Please email our PE Officer if you have questions about the course.

Syllabus Outline

 anchor Which boat is for you
 anchor Equipment for your boat
 anchor Trailering your boat
 anchor Handling your boat
 anchor Your "highway" signs: Aids to navigation
 anchor Rules of the road
 anchor The rest of our story

BS&S Class Instructor Materials


Harold Hauk
Chris Jewell Chris Jewell
Glenn Funk Glenn Funk
Harold Hauck
Ken Reynoldson Ken Reynoldson

Other classes available in your area, country wide
*Note: some insurance companies lower boat premiums with proof of course completion. Check with your insurance company to see if they offer a discount.)

Safety Corner

Recreational Boating Statistics 2015

Avoiding Propeller Injuries
A very good article on how to avoid propeller strike and staying safe this year.

How long can you tread water?
While many boaters don't think to wear their life jackets, most people also don't think they'll be treading water for more than half a day. Watch this interesting video and read about Arlen's experience.

Downloadable Float Plans: Before you leave the shore, fill it out and give to your friends and family.
USCG Float Plan from
Another Float Plan pdf file and Word doc file.

Video of USCG STA Noyo River rescue of a capsized recreational crab boat at the tips with the old 41 foot MLBs and 21 foot Rib responding

Please wear your PFD/life jacket.  Sneaker waves are common at Noyo River entrance.


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This page was last updated on Apr. 7, 2017.