All the “basics” you need to know to operate a boat on North Carolina waterways you can now get from the New Bern Area USCG Auxiliary About Boating Safely class February 27th, 8:30 AM, at Mt Olive University, Trent Rd, New Bern.
This one day session provides the basic knowledge required by all persons between 16 and 26 to legally operate a boat in NC with 10 or more horsepower.
About Boating Safely will introduce you to all types of boats, boating law, “right-of-way” rules, safety equipment, loading, fueling, docking, knots, weather, aids to navigation, using charts, anchors, potential boating problems and what to do, trailering and protecting your boat or PWC.
Upon completion of the course, you’ll receive a certificate and a wallet size permit which may result in a lower boat insurance premium as well as satisfying NC regulations if you are stopped by any Coast Guard, Wildlife or law enforcement agency.
“ABS” is taught by Certified USCG Auxiliary instructors. The cost is $35 which covers the teaching materials, wallet card and certificate and $5.00 for each additional family member/guest when using the same textbook.
For more information and required pre-registration or information about other USCG Auxiliary courses, contact Bob Manning, Public Education Officer, at 252-638-5588 or 252-474-4222.
Submitted by: Bob Manning, New Bern Area USCG Auxiliary