Virtual boating safety course planned for May

Published 8:01 am Monday, April 19, 2021

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The Outer Banks Coast Guard Flotilla of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering a virtual Coast Guard approved boating safety course beginning in May.

The four-session virtual Zoom course starts May 12, 2021 and will meet twice a week for two weeks. This course satisfies North Carolina boat operator education requirements.

Topics will include an introduction to boating, boating law, safety equipment, safe operation and navigation, boating emergencies, trailering and sports and boating.

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All segments will be taught by certified Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors with years of on the water experience and a few good stories to share.

Tuition is $20 per person and includes a textbook and all materials which will be mailed to participants. The four sessions will meet on May 12, 13, 19 and 20. Each session will last approximately 1.5 hours from 7 to 8:30 p.m. A Zoom link will be emailed to each participant prior to the session.

To enroll or 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 boating courses or to learn more about water safety or becoming one of America’s Volunteer Lifesavers, visit



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