U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY
“About Boating Safety”
Boating & PWC Safety Course
Sgt. John J. Kreyer VFW Post 7223
300 Broadway (Rte 110), Amityville, NY 11701
The first class will be held Feb. 22/23
6 pm to 10 pm
THIS COURSE MEETS NEW YORK STATE
MANDATORY BOATING COURSE REQUIREMENTS
This U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating course is a basic boater’s safety course covering the fundamentals of boating. The course material covers seven chapters, which touch on information to make your boating experience safer and more comfortable. This course is recommended for all new boaters and required by New York State for all personal watercraft (JetSki, WaveRunner, etc.) operators.
Upon completion of the course, you will receive a SAFE BOATING CERTIFICATE and CARD ***This certificate/card is required by NYS to operate a personal watercraft***
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED Course Fee is $50.00 (materials included)
Families & Groups welcome. Children must be at least
10 years old and accompanied by an adult Other class dates are: March 8 & 9, April 26 & 27 or May 10 & 11 Register On-Line at www.Flotilla1-2.org or
Contact Diane at 631-841-8000 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Common Boating Course & Safety Certificate Questions
BOATING COURSE 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
? 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.
? And Much More..