US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 3-5
Flotilla 3-5 of
the US Coast Guard Auxiliary will be offering America’s Boating Course (ABC)
on Saturday, October 23, 2004 at the Grand Island Connor Middle School Little
Theatre from 8 AM to approximately 4:45 PM.
There will be a 45-minute lunch break.
The cost for America’s
Boating Course (including an instructional CD-ROM) is $40 payable to USCG
Aux Flotilla 3-5 plus a $3 school
custodial fee. Call Community
Education at 773-8864 during business hours to register.
You may also call 773-3078 to register or for additional information.
operating a Personal Watercraft (PWC) such as a Jet Ski or Wave Runner in New
York State waters is required to have completed an 8-hour boating course.
America’s Boating Course (ABC) fulfills this requirement.
ABC topics include :
v Know Your Boat
v Before You Get Underway
v Navigating the Waterways
v Operating Your Boat or PWC … Safely
v Legal Requirements of Boating
v Boating Emergencies … What to Do
v Enjoying Water Sports with Your Boat.
US Coast Guard Auxiliary is a voluntary, civilian, non-military organization
originally established by Congress in 1939 to promote recreational boating
safety. The Auxiliary offers Public
Education courses, free Vessel Safety Checks, and assists the Coast Guard in Air
and Water (Surface) Operations. The
Coast Guard and the Coast Guard Auxiliary are now part of the Department of
Homeland Security after spending many years with the Department of
3-5, which is one of five flotillas in the Western New York Region, is based on
Grand Island and meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month at the
Buffalo Launch Club.
complete course listing can be found at www.uscgaux.org/~09203/pe.html