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Boating Skills & Seamanship Course

September 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Flotilla 65 will be starting its 12-week Boating Skills & Seamanship Course (BS&S) on Monday, September 26 from 7-9 pm through December 12 at 80 Middle Street, Fairhaven.

This 12-week comprehensive course is designed for both the experienced and the novice boater. It is taught by experienced Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors with years of experience on local waters. It is a perfect introduction to recreational boating fundamentals, such as: boating terminology, boat equipment/handling, boat trailering, lake boating, handling a small to midsize boat, rules of the road, navigation, medical/safety awareness, understanding weather, engines, radios and how to read a nautical chart and chart plotter, buy a boat, tie a knot, handle emergencies and call in a Mayday.

Many insurance companies will offer discounts on boat insurance to individuals who successfully complete this course. Individuals who successfully complete the course and pass the exam are awarded certificates and cards.

The $55 fee includes the textbook, chart and all course material. Family discounts are available for shared materials.

To register online, please go to www.flotilla65.com/public-education.

If you have any questions, please contact MaryBeth Soares, Flotilla Staff Officer – Public Education at (508) 493-5531 or via email: mbsoares11@verizon.net


September 26
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm