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Flotilla 81 - Ocean City, NJ

"BOAT AMERICA"

Boating Safety Classes

Boat America - NJ State Boating Safety Course

Boat America is a concise course lasting eight hours, as mandated by the State of New Jersey. It stresses safe boating practices and boating rules with a lesser emphasis on seamanship and piloting. Topics include boating law, boating safety equipment, navigation, and safe boating tips. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts to boaters who successfully complete the ABS course. . Where there is need for a greater knowledge of seamanship, the more inclusive Boating Skills and Seamanship course is better.

The cost of the Boat America course is $60 per person. A concise course text is provided. Successful completion leads to State certification. The registration fee covers all expenses, including NJ State registration.

NOTE: The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary operates under strict COVID - 19 guidelines. If you have been exposed to COVID - 19 or are showing symptoms that are COVID - 19 related, you will not be permitted to attend the workshop.

 Course Location

Courses will be held at Saint Peter's United Methodist Church (unless otherwise noted). Enter the building in the middle of the block between 7th and 8th Streets on Central Ave. Pre-registration is required and there is an on-line registration and payment process this year (see Table below). Deadline for pre-registration is one week prior to the class. Please arrive by 8:15 AM to allow time for the final registration process.

All instructors are certified by the New Jersey State Police, Marine Law Enforcement Bureau, as well as the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

For additional questions contact Flotilla Staff Officer Bill Quain at:

webmaster@uscgaux-ocnj.org

2023 Class Schedule

Date
Time
Location
Registration Link
April 15th
8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
St. Peter's UMC
May 20th
8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
St. Peter's UMC
June 10th
8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
St. Peter's UMC
June 24th
8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
St. Peter's UMC