Flotilla 17-06 2016 Public Boating Safety Program



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Flotilla 17-06 2016 Public Boating Safety Program

One of the Coast Guard Auxiliary's cornerstone missions is to educate the public on boating safety. Our program for 2016 is comprised of three (3) courses:



  • About Boating Safety (ABS)

  • Suddenly in Command (SIC)

  • Paddle Sports America (PSA)

Our collective program not only gives you valuable information, but allows you to interact and work one-on-one with seasoned boaters. Specifics about each course are detailed below.

To enroll call Mr. King at 443-764-7465, 321-600-4366 or email at jucking25@gmail.com.

We are located in Lee Wenner Park, Cocoa, FL.

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Flotilla 17-06 Boating Safety Program 2016 Schedule

  • About Boating Safety (ABS):

Upcoming presentation dates are as shown below:

*16 January *20 February *19 March *16 April

*21 May *18 June *16 July *20 August

*17 September *15 October *19 November *December–N/A



Course Overview

If you are interested in an exciting, in-depth boating safety course, check out the in-classroom (seminar) version of our popular online boating course.

This beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete About Boating Safely.

Topics Include:


  • Introduction to Boating

  • Boating Law

  • Boat Safety Equipment

  • Safe Boating

  • Navigation

  • Boating Problems

  • Trailering, Storing and Protecting Your Boat

  • Hunting and Fishing, Water-skiing and River Boating

Additional ABS Information:Additional Information

  • Time: 8:00 AM 'till 5:00 PM

  • Price: $40/person (includes lunch and materials).  Family/Group rates available.

  • Held at the USCG Auxiliary Building in Lee Wenner Park, Cocoa FL

  • Many insurance agencies recognize this presentation, which is approved by the National Association of Safe Boating Laws Administration and offer a reduction in rates on your boat insurance.

  • Each participant will receive a Boater Safety Identification Card from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Florida Law:

To operate a vessel powered by a motor of 10 horsepower or greater (including PWC's), a person who is born on or after January 1, 1988 must have completed a boater education course approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) or passed an approved equivalency exam.  A person is exempt from this requirement if there is a person on board who is not affected by this law or is at least 18 years of age and holds a boater education I.D. card. This person must be attendant to and take responsibility for the safe operation of the vessel; reference page 18, 2011 Edition of The Florida Boaters Guide.



  • Suddenly in Command (SIC)

Upcoming presentation dates are as shown below. 

*26 March *4 June *10 September *3 December



Course Overview

The captain becomes incapacitated or falls overboard OR you purchase a new boat and step aboard for the first time. You are Suddenly in Command. This 3-hour boating safety primer is designed for those not generally at the helm, and will help you to “be prepared” with the basics in case of an emergency.



Topics include:

  • Vessel Basics

  • Operating Principles

  • Boating Mishaps

  • Basic Boat Handling

  • Necessary on-board Equipment.

Additional SIC Information:Additional Information

  • Time: 1:00 PM 'till 4:00 PM

  • Price: $12/person

  • Held at the USCG Auxiliary Building in Lee Wenner Park, Cocoa FL

  • Paddle Sports America (PSA)

Upcoming presentation dates are as shown below. 

*26 March *4 June *10 September *3 December



Course Overview

Canoeists and kayakers are boaters also. Now, there is a course available to address the unique needs of this audience. Paddle Sports America is an exciting safety course designed to attract the novice paddle enthusiasts. This 3-hour course presents five chapters of safety information.



Topics include:

  • Know Your Paddle craft

  • Before You Get Underway

  • Operating Your Boat Safely

  • The Legal Requirements of Boating

  • Boating emergencies… What to Do

Additional PSA Information:Additional Information

        • Time: 9:00 AM 'till 12:00 PM

        • Price: $12/person

        • Held at the USCG Auxiliary Building in Lee Wenner Park, Cocoa FL



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