Southern New Jersey boat owners can get a step ahead on next year’s safe boating season by registering for “About Boating Safely,” the official Coast Guard Auxiliary boating safety course.
Experienced boating safety instructors and members of Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 1808, Marlton, will teach the course in two, four hour sessions, at Rowan College at Burlington County, formerly Burlington County College, Mt. Laurel campus, Briggs Road, from 6–10 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 28 and Wednesday, Nov. 4.
Boaters who successfully complete the course will be awarded the NJ boating certificate, required by the New Jersey State Police for all New Jersey boaters and personal watercraft operators.
Topics include basic navigation rules, boating terminology and safe boat handling, safety equipment and more. All students receive the textbook and numerous additional informative handouts.
Boaters should register by contacting Mark Rubino, (609) 364–0929. A registration fee of $60 includes all course materials and certificate processing.
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, founded in 1939, is the uniformed, volunteer arm of the United States Coast Guard. Auxiliary duties include: Promote and improve Recreational Boating Safety, provide trained crews and facilities to augment the Coast Guard and enhance safety and security of our ports, waterways, and coastal regions and support Coast Guard operational, administrative, and logistical requirements.