Coast Guard Auxiliary to offer boating safety course

Published 8:17 am Sunday, January 19, 2020

The Outer Banks Coast Guard Flotilla of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering a Coast Guard approved boating safety course on Saturday, February 1. The class will be held at the Pitt Center on Virginia Dare Trail in Southern Shores from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

This course meets the boating safety education training required by North Carolina regulations for boat and PWC operators born on or after Jan 1, 1988.

Topics will include preparation for departure, navigation, rules of the road, safe boat operation, emergencies and water sports. All segments will be taught by certified Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors and assistants with years of on-the-water experience and a few good stories to share.

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The tuition is $15 per person.

For more information, contact Jack Horst at or 609-504-4312.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard and supports the Coast Guard in nearly all mission areas. The Auxiliary was created by Congress in 1939. For more information about a boating course near you or to learn more about water safety or becoming one of America’s Volunteer Lifesavers, visit



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