Welcome to the Coast Guard Auxiliary On-Line Boating Course Registration
U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY
"About Boating Safety"
Boating & PWC Safety Course
OUR COURSE MEETS NEW YORK STATE
MANDATORY BOATING COURSE REQUIREMENTS
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The Coast Guard Auxiliary boating course is a basic boater's safety course covering the fundamentals of boating. The course material covers seven chapters, which touch on information to make your boating experience safer and more comfortable. This course is recommended for all new boaters and required by New York State for all personal watercraft operators.
Upon completion of the course, you will receive aSAFE BOATING / JETSKI CERTIFICATE. ***This certificate is required by NYS to operate a personal watercraft (jetski).***
PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED To Register by Mail –Registration Form- Course Fee is $60.00
Families & Groups Welcome, Children must be at least 10 years old. Register On-Line or Contact Joe at: 347-728-0132
Introduction to Boating - Types of power boats; sailboats; outboards; paddle boats; houseboats; different uses of boats; various power boating engines; jet drives; family boating basics.
Boating Law - Boat registration; boating regulation; hull identification number; required boat safety equipment; operating safely and reporting accidents; protecting the marine environment; Federal boat law; state boating laws; personal watercraft requirements.
Boat Safety Equipment - Personal flotation devices ("life jackets"); fire extinguishers; sound-producing devices; visual-distress signals; dock lines and rope; first aid kit; anchors and anchor lines; other boating safety equipment.
Safe Boating - Bow riding; alcohol and drug abuse; entering, loading, and trimming a boat; fueling portable and permanent tanks; steering with a tiller and a wheel; docking, undocking and mooring; knots; filing a float plan; checking equipment, fuel, weather and tides; using charts; choosing and using an anchor; safe PWC handling; general water safety.
Navigation - The U.S. Aids to Navigation system; types of buoys and beacons; navigation rules (sometimes referred to as right-of-way rules); avoiding collisions; sound signals; PWC "tunnel vision."
Boating Problems - Hypothermia; boating accidents and rescues; man overboard recovery; capsizing; running aground; river hazards; strainers: emergency radio calls; engine problems; equipment failures; carbon monoxide (CO); other boating and PWC problems.
Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat - Types of trailers; trailer brakes, lights, hitches, tires, and bearings; loading, balancing, and towing a trailer; towing (and backing) a trailer; boat launching and retrieving; boat storage and theft protection; launching, retrieving and storing a PWC.