Navigating Local Waters Boating Class January 30th

USCG Boating Safety

Your New Bern area USCG Auxiliary flotilla will hold its first safe boating class of the season Saturday, January 30th virtually via Zoom from 9 a.m. to Noon. The Neuse and Pamlico River basins, the Intercoastal and Outer Banks are very popular boating areas. For new or experienced area boaters, your local Coast Guard Auxiliary in New Bern offers this three hour “basics” course on navigating these local waters. Subjects covered include locations and features of popular anchorages, marinas, using a chart or GPS on local waters, aids to navigation (buoys), new locations for boating adventure including the Intercoastal Waterway, the Outer Banks to Cape Lookout.

The course is taught by Certified USCG Auxiliary instructors.  The cost is $10 and includes access to reference materials including charts, local information, and tips for safe boating. Please make sure you have adequate connectivity to support the use of Zoom. A computer with video and microphone is recommended. Cell phones are not.

For more information and to register for this Class (required), contact Bob Manning at 252-474-4222. For information on USCG Auxiliary boating classes, go to

By Bob Manning