Boating safety class set

Published 2:53 pm Wednesday, December 6, 2023

The OBX U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will hold a one-day Boat America boating safety class on December 9, 2023 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Manteo Marine, located at 411 US 64 in Manteo. The course satisfies the North Carolina boat operator education requirements.

Course topics include:

  • Introduction to Boating – Types of boats, engines, boating terms, sailboats, paddle craft and powerboats.
  • Boating Law – Boat registration, regulations, hull identification numbers, required safety equipment, Federal boating law, state boating law and reporting accidents.
  • Safety Equipment – Life jackets, fire extinguishers, sound-producing devices, visual distress signals, anchors and other safety equipment.
  • Safe Operation and Navigation – Buoys and beacons, aids to navigation, navigation rules, docking and the dangers of alcohol on the water.
  • Boating Emergencies – Hypothermia, boating accidents, man overboard, capsizing, emergency radio calls, carbon monoxide dangers and weather.
  • Trailering – Types of trailers, lights, hitches and towing a trailer.
  • Sports and Boating – Water-skiing, personal watercraft operation and other boating tips.

All classes are taught by certified Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors.

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Tuition is $40 for the first family member, $30 for each additional family member and includes all materials. 

Go to CGAUXOBX.org or wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=054-16-07&category=abs-form to register.

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