America's Volunteer Guardians Logo

 

Google Custom Search cgaux.org
Advanced Search

America's Volunteer Guardians Logo

Flotilla 81 - Ocean City, NJ

BOATING SAFETY CLASSES

About Boating Safely

ABS 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 About Boating Safely 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. As a result, we will check your temperature when you first arrive and ask if you have been exposed to COVID-19. 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 (except where 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

2021 Class Schedule

Date
Course
Time
Location
May 15th
About Boating Safely
8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
St. Peter's UMC
June 12th
About Boating Safely
8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
St. Peter's UMC
 
June 5th
About Boating Safely
8:15 AM - 5:00 PM
St. Peter's UMC (location & time updated)
Click Here To Register