U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Course Spotlight: Personal Watercraft Course

Thursday, May 28, 2015

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating courses provide instruction to boaters at all levels, from the fundamental to the advanced. Our classes are taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors committed to the highest standards of the U.S. Coast Guard. Spotlight: Personal Watercraft Course  Abbreviation: PWC Course: Personal Watercraft course Length: 1 hour Audience: All boaters The U. S. Coast […]

Video: Coast Guard 101 – Active Duty, Reserve, Auxiliary, and Civilian

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

A brief Coast Guard 101 video highlighting the four Coast Guard components, Active Duty, Reserve,  Auxiliary, and Civilian. U.S. Coast Guard video/produced by Telfair Brown.

Video: National Boating Safety PSA

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A boating safety public service announcement highlighting important topics relating to boating safety. U.S. Coast Guard video by Auxiliarist David Glaser.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Course Spotlight: Boating Fun – Adventure on the Water

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating courses provide instruction to boaters at all levels, from the fundamental to the advanced. Our classes are taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors committed to the highest standards of the U.S. Coast Guard. Spotlight: Boating Fun – Adventure on the Water Abbreviation: B&F Course: Boating Fun Length: 1 hour Audience: 4-9 […]

10th Annual Safe Boating Exposition Prelude to National Safe Boating Week a Big Hit at Coast Guard Station Channel Islands Harbor

Monday, May 18, 2015

USCG Station Channel Islands, Oxnard, CA – The 10th Annual Channel Islands Harbor Safe Boating Expo was held  on Saturday, May 09, 2015,  at the  Coast Guard Station at 4201 South. Victoria Ave, Oxnard. The event was free to the public from 9 AM til 4 PM. Article By Henry Goldman. During the Expo County Supervisor John Zaragoza of the Ventura County […]

FAQ Friday: What Visual Distress Signals must I carry on my boat?

Friday, May 15, 2015

A: Visual distress signals are required to be carried onboard vessels operating on the Great Lakes, High Seas, Territorial Seas and connecting waters seaward of a point where the entrance exceeds 2 nautical miles, with certain exceptions. Devices carried can include either pyrotechnic devices: orange smoke (day), hand-held red flare (day/night), red parachute flare (day/night), […]

US Coast Guard to Release Boating Safety App

Thursday, May 14, 2015

WASHINGTON — The Coast Guard is scheduled to release its first boating safety App Saturday as the kickoff to this year’s National Safe Boating Week. The Boating Safety Mobile app was not designed to replace a boater’s marine VHF radio, which the Coast Guard strongly recommends all boaters have aboard their vessels. The app was mainly designed […]

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Outreach Directorate

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Looking for safe boating information? We’re here for YOU…The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Recreational Boating Safety (RBS) Outreach Directorate is dedicated to promoting safe boating on U.S. waterways by improving the knowledge, skills, and abilities of recreational boaters. Vision – The RBS Outreach Directorate is committed to an on-going reduction of boating-related accidents, deaths, and property […]

FAQ Friday: What life jackets are required to be carried on my recreational boat?

Friday, May 8, 2015

What life jackets are required to be carried on my recreational boat? In general, federal law requires that you must have a Coast Guard-approved wearable, life jacket (Type I, II, or III) for each person onboard your vessel. In addition, boats greater than 16 feet in length must carry a Coast Guard-approved throwable device (Type […]

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Course Spotlight: Waypoints

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary boating courses provide instruction to boaters at all levels. From the fundamental to the advanced boater, we have something for everyone. Our classes are taught by experienced and knowledgeable instructors committed to the highest standards of the U.S. Coast Guard. Spotlight: Waypoints  Abbreviation: WP Course: Waypoints Length: 1 to 3 hours […]

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