OBX Coast Guard Auxiliary announces final one-day boating safety course of 2023

Registration is now open for the final OBX U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary “Boat America” boating safety course of 2023 that will be held on Saturday, December 9 at Manteo Marine (411 US-64 Manteo, NC 27954) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

This one-day course satisfies North Carolina boat operator education requirements and includes the following topics:

  • Introduction to Boating – Types of boats, engines, boating terms, sailboats, paddle craft, powerboats.
  • Boating Law – Boat registration, regulations, hull identification numbers, required safety equipment, Federal boating law, state boating law, and reporting accidents.
  • Safety Equipment – Life jackets, fire extinguishers, sound-producing devices, visual distress signals, anchors, and other safety equipment.
  • Safe Operation and Navigation – Buoys and beacons, aids to navigation, navigation rules, docking, and the dangers of alcohol on the water.
  • Boating Emergencies – Hypothermia, boating accidents, man overboard, capsizing, emergency radio calls, carbon monoxide dangers, and weather.
  • Trailering – Types of trailers, lights, hitches, towing a trailer.
  • Sports and Boating – Water-skiing, hunting and hunting gear, PWC operation, and other boating tips.

The class will be taught by certified Coast Guard Auxiliary Instructors. Tuition is $40.00 for 1st family member, $30 for each additional family member, and includes all materials.

CGAUXOBX.org, or click the following link to register: https://wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=054-16-07&category=abs-form