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5108 w. gandy blvd.

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THE COAST GUARD AUXILIARY'S BOATING SKILLS and SEAMANSHIP COURSE :

The 12-week course is offered every Wednesday at Flotilla 79 headquarters, 5108 W. Gandy Boulevard, Tampa (Gandy Boat Ramp), from 7:30 PM -9:30 PM and runs on a
looping basis -- students can begin any Wednesday and continue until all
chapters are completed.

About the Public Boating Safety Course
THE COAST GUARD AUXILIARY'S BOATING SKILLS and SEAMANSHIP COURSE
YOUR PASSPORT TO SAFER and MORE ENJOYABLE BOATING!

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The Coast Guard Auxiliary's comprehensive Boating Skills and Seamanship Course helps Tampa Bay boaters at all experience levels learn the skills needed to protect themselves, their passengers and
their boats and to better enjoy our area's most popular outdoor pastimes! Each year, more than 100,000 boaters participate in this and other Auxiliary safe boating courses nationwide; one of the most comprehensive boating education presentations available to the public!




Boat Equipment - Operation/Safety items; BUI/substance abuse; PFDs;
Boat Handling - Heavy weather; anchoring/docking; man overboard
'Highway' signs - Buoyage systems; chart symbols; GPS navigation
Rules of the Road - Inland rules; stand-on/give-way concepts
Marlinspike Skills - bend, hitch and knot tying,
Navigation - Compass/chart use; speed-time-distance calculations.
Marine Radios - Operation; distress/urgency/safety call procedures
Water Pollution/Environmental Protection Issues
Maritime/Nautical Customs and Traditions
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE?
Boat owners/operators
Spouses of boat owners
Individuals/families planning a boat purchase
Families with young kids and boats,
Jet-ski owners and operators
Recreational boat passengers
'Anglers and waterborne hunters
Kayak and canoe enthusiasts
Kids! Children as young as 9 can easily navigate our course -- (parental guidance encouraged)!


The 12-week course is offered every Wednesday at Flotilla 79 headquarters, 5108 W. Gandy Boulevard, Tampa (Gandy Boat Ramp), from 7:30 PM -9:30 PM and runs on a
looping basis -- students can begin any Wednesday and continue until all
chapters are completed.


Course cost is $65 and includes textbook, certificate, instructional videos, safety
equipment demos and boatloads of helpful publications. Graduates receive a complimentary one-year membership in BoatUS, the nation's foremost boating advocacy group. Individuals completing the course may be eligible for boat insurance discounts, ranging from 10 to 25%, depending on
insurer. Special DISCOUNT rates available for couples, families and groups of two or more!


Florida Boating Card
IMPORTANT NOTE FOR BOATERS BORN ON or AFTER JANUARY 1, 1988!

The Auxiliary's Boating Skills and Seamanship course satisfies the new Florida law requiring boaters born on/after January 1, 1988 and operating a boat with a motor of 10 HP or more (including jet skis) to complete an approved boating safety course and to carry the Florida Boating Safety Education ID card. Details are available at: myfwc.com


Details about the Auxiliary's Boating Skills and Seamanship course are available by calling show contact info

see link below for additional information:

http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=070-07-09&category=1315579856



LET US KNOW YOU'LL BE WITH US!

So that we can have adequate supplies, textbooks and other material available, CLICK HERE to complete a short web-based reservation form.http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=070-07-09&category=1315579856 Please plan to pay for the course on your first night by cash or check.

http://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=070-07-09&category=1315579856



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