Our local United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Tri State Flotilla 1002 will be instructing a one day ABOUT BOATING SAFELY course developed to provide the skills and confidence needed to explore the coast and inland waters by boat. Basic knowledge and skills are needed to have safe and enjoyable boating experiences, and this course is perfect for families that have just purchased a boat or are planning to in the future; and also for the boater keeping up with changes to boating regulations and laws. Successful completion of the course will also certify a minor, from 12 to 16 years of age, to operate a powerboat, including a Personal Water Craft / Jet Ski for 16 & 17 year-old operators, on Massachusetts waters. Certification is in conjunction withthe Mass. Environmental Police. Rhode Island residents born in/or after 1986 can also take the “Challenge Exam” for certification to operate motor vessels over 10 HP along with anyone, any age, from any state, wanting to operate a PWC on RI waters. ABS also meets the requirements to operate a vessel in many other states & most countries where boating safety education is mandatory. Several of the boating insurance companies offer a discount on premiums on successful completion of this course. Offered as part of the Milford Community School Use Program, course information by calling (508) 478-1119, online at http://mcs.milford. ma.us (under: Adult Programs Fall Boating), The USCGAux. offers Public Education Coursesgiven by certified, experienced,volunteer instructors at a cost that covers: a facility usage/registration fee to MCSU for this course; and the additional cost of theABS Course textbook, certification, hand out materials, including lunch for the day.
For additional USCGAux. infor-mation: email@example.com or (508) 478-3778.
Course information and links:http://wow.uscgaux.info/pe_class_ flyer.php?unit=NAT&course=22604