United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Wilmington, North Carolina

LOCAL BOATERS:  Prepare for this summer's boating season by taking a safe boating class from 
Coast Guard Auxiliary 10-06 Wilmington starting June 3.

As waterways get more congested, it is more important than ever to sharpen your boat handling, piloting, 
and seamanship skills.  Volunteers teach these low-priced classes; a nominal charge covers the text and 
materials.  The instructors are experienced local sailors and power boat skippers who are also Auxiliary 
trained and certified instructors.

Statistics show that the primary cause of boating accidents is boater inexperience.  The courses offered by 
the Auxiliary help recreational boaters be safe on the water and course graduates qualify for significant 
discounts on their insurance.

The courses cover topics of motoring and sailing theory, seamanship techniques, legal responsibilities, 
personal safety gear for crew and passengers, boat handling, rules of the road, and other subjects 
which help you become a proficient mariner.  The courses are organized in the same sequence in which 
you board your boat, prepare to get underway, undock, pilot your way through the harbor to get to open 
water, motor or sail, then return safely.  You'll learn about “reading the weather” so you can tell when a 
storm is coming, safe trailering, communicating with a marine radiotelephone, first aid, navigation rules, 
and dealing with boating emergencies.

For details contact Bev at (910) 686-9777.

...Boat Smart; Boat Safe; Take Control...