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This beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in most states.
Many boat insurance companies offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete "About Boating Safely".

About Boating Safely Course (ABS)
(US Coast Guard Auxiliary - Manhattan)

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (Lower Manhattan Flotilla)

Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EST)

New York, NY

About Boating Safely Course (ABS) (US Coast Guard...

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Standard Registration
(77.49 Credit Card)
Pay by Credit Card: Standard Registration, with $2.49 processing fee for registration by credit card.!

If you are a member of the CGAUX/USCG, please send an e-mail directly to registrar@a0140503.uscgaux.info with your name and EMPID number for instructions on how to register at the member rate.
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Event Details

This beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in most states. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely.

 

SEMINAR STRUCTURE

Includes training by USCG certified instructors and all training materials.
A multiple-choice exam will be administered at the end of the course, a requirement for participants to receive a certificate of completion or boating safety card.

This course offers attendees the opportunity to cover the entire course and take the exam in one day!

Please contact registrar@a0140503.uscgaux.info if you have any questions or require further information.  Payments are fully refundable, if requested BY 5PM on Friday, January 25th.

 

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Introduction to Boating – Types of power boats; sailboats; outboards; paddle boats; houseboats; different uses of boats; various power boating engines; jet drives; family boating basics.
  • Boating Law – Boat registration; boating regulation; hull identification number; required boat safety equipment; operating safely and reporting accidents; protecting the marine environment; Federal boat law; state boating laws; personal watercraft requirements.
  • Boat Safety Equipment –Personal flotation devices ("life jackets"); fire extinguishers; sound-producing devices; visual-distress signals; dock lines and rope; first aid kit; anchors and anchor lines; other boating safety equipment.
  • Safe Boating – Bow riding; alcohol and drug abuse; entering, loading, and trimming a boat; fueling portable and permanent tanks; steering with a tiller and a wheel; docking, undocking and mooring; knots; filing a float plan; checking equipment, fuel, weather and tides; using charts; choosing and using an anchor; safe PWC handling; general water safety.
  • Navigation – The U.S. Aids to Navigation system; types of buoys and beacons; navigation rules (sometimes referred to as right-of-way rules); avoiding collisions; sound signals; PWC "tunnel vision."
  • Boating Problems – Hypothermia; boating accidents and rescues; man overboard recovery; capsizing; running aground; river hazards; strainers: emergency radio calls; engine problems; equipment failures; carbon monoxide (CO); other boating and PWC problems.
  • Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat – Types of trailers; trailer brakes, lights, hitches, tires, and bearings; loading, balancing, and towing a trailer; towing (and backing) a trailer; boat launching and retrieving; boat storage and theft protection; launching, retrieving and storing a PWC.
  • Hunting and Fishing, Water-skiing and River Boating – Carrying hunting gear and weapons in a boat; fishing from a boat; water-skiing safety guidelines and hand signals; water-skiing with a PWC; navigating rivers, and other boating tips.
Have questions about About Boating Safely Course (ABS) (US Coast Guard Auxiliary - Manhattan)? Contact United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (Lower Manhattan Flotilla)

When & Where


USCG Marine Inspection Office (MIO)
Battery Park Building
1 South Street
New York, NY 10004

Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EST)


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Organizer

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary (Lower Manhattan Flotilla)

The Lower Manhattan Flotilla and the New York Harbor Flotilla are active members of the US Coast Guard in a variety of non-law enforcement and non-military programs.

Search and rescue missions, harbor patrol, air operations and boating safety are just a few of the areas open to qualified volunteers.

If you would like to learn more about the USCG Auxiliary, please contact public.affairs@a0140503.uscgaux.info

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The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's goals and strategies are to ensure the public has a safe, secure, and enjoyable recreational boating experience by implementing programs that minimize the loss of life, personal injury, and property damage while cooperating with environmental and national security efforts. Please visit http://www.cgaux.org/ for more information on the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.

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