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Safe Boating Course

Posted on Monday, April 17, 2017 at 1:03 am

“About Boating Safely” course, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 43 at Trout Lake Nature Center, CR44 East, Eustis on Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 8:30am to 5:30pm
This course is for all recreational boaters, teens and older, using a power point presentation and discussion format. The cost is $30 per person which includes the workbook, snacks and beverages during breaks, and $5.00 for a spouse or family member sharing a workbook. Bring your own lunch.
The course starts at 8:30 a.m. with welcome, registration, distribution of workbooks, and introduction. Topics include: types of boats and parts; boating terms, hull and engine types; getting underway; boat capacities, fueling and maintenance; navigation rules; navigation lights, buoys and markers; operating a boat; steering, casting off, docking, anchoring; legal requirements; registration numbers, life jackets, fire extinguishers, running lights, boating accidents; boating emergencies; accident prevention, fire emergencies, personal injuries, towing boats; enjoying water sports; responsibilities of owners and operators, and environmental concerns, cruising, sailing, and fishing.
There will be review and a test – adjourn at about 5:30pm
Students completing this course will be awarded a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Safe Boating Certificate and wallet card. Also, this course fulfills all Florida requirements for court judgments and meets the mandatory education requirements for persons born after January 1, 1988, operating a vessel with 10 horsepower or more. It also earns you a Florida Boaters Education ID card and possible insurance discount. For more information and to pre-register, please contact Richard Stephenson at or 352.223.9415.