USCG Auxiliary of Crystal River will be offering their premier safe boating class, Boating Skills and Seamanship, beginning Sept. 4, 2019.
In this class you will learn how to use a marine radio – and how to make a call for emergency situations, required and suggested safety equipment for your boat, trailering your boat, the “highway” signs on the water, piloting your boat, the “rules of the road” (as they pertain to the water), safe handling of your boat, and specific Florida state regulations in relation to the waters, marine mammals, the environment, and more. When you complete this program, you will feel more confident about going out on the water.
Upon satisfactory completion of this program, you will earn the Florida Safe Boating card from Florida Fish and Wildlife. Many insurance companies recognize this card and offer discounts on your boat insurance. NOTE: Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1988 must have a safe boaters card in order to legally operate a vessel with a 10 horsepower or greater motor.
Dates: Sept. 4, 6, 11, 13, 16, 20, 23, 25, 27, 2019
This comprehensive program meets 9 sessions covering each of the topics listed above.
Time: 7:00-9:00 PM
Place: DAV building - USCG Auxiliary - sign on building
501 SE 7th Ave., Crystal River, FL
(just off of HWY 19 south of Cody’s Restaurant on the East side)
Crystal River, FL
Cost: $40 (includes book, numerous handouts, and instruction by certified Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors)
INTERESTED? Call or email – Linda 352-503-6199 or LJones1501@gmail.com