The Importance of Life Jackets

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Boaters enjoy the feel of sun and spray. So it’s tempting to boat without wearing a life jacket – especially on nice days. But modern life jackets are available in a wide variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. Many are thin and flexible. Some are built right into fishing vests or hunter coats. Others are […]

Holiday Greetings

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

To the Men and Women of Our Coast Guard Auxiliary, Seizing this opportunity on behalf of the Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety to render 2013 holiday season salutations and express gratitude for your support and sustained servant leadership excellence.  This Office is blessed to work with the finest leadership cadre and stout volunteer corps […]

USCG Auxiliary Photo Awards 2013

Friday, August 30, 2013

Fellowship, Auxiliarist Christopher Todd, 070-06-11 130402-G-2949T-724 Marine Safety, Auxiliarist Daren Lewis, 130-07-06, 120608-G-0723L-021

Featured Photo – Auxiliarist Wilson Santiago

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

When approached by the local Hispanic community of boaters looking for a New Jersey approved safe boating course, the USCG Auxiliary saw a great opportunity to reach out to a population who, although active in the boating community, were not able to successfully obtain a New Jersey Boating Safety Course Certificate. Initial response to the […]

For Holiday Gift Giving – Think Boating Safety

Monday, December 17, 2012

  Puzzled about the perfect gift or stocking stuffers for the recreational boating family members and friends on your holiday gift-giving list? You can’t go wrong by thinking boating safety. The gift ideas are almost endless and many are relatively inexpensive. Article by Auxiliarist Brad Simpson, Public Affairs Officer For Dad, how about a rearming […]

Featured Photo – Auxiliary Billboard Launches National Safe Boating Week

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Coast Guard Auxiliary, Callao Virginia – “Wear It” billboard resulting from a BoatUS Foundation Grant.  Photo courtesy of USCG Auxiliary.

“READY, SET, WEAR IT” Campaign in Venice, Florida

Monday, May 21, 2012

USCG Auxiliary, Venice Florida organized the National Safe Boating Week campaign and invited the Venice Fire Department, Venice Marine Police, Venice Police Cadets, Girl Scouts, Venice Sail and Power Squadron, Sea Tow, Marine Max and members of the Auxiliary to take part in wearing life jackets for the kick off of National Safe Boating Week. Photo […]

Boating Safely

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

In order to avoid coming face to face with a Coast Guard rescue swimmer, take a Safe Boating Course and get a Vessel Safety Check. A Vessel Safety Check is a courtesy examination of your boat (Vessel) to verify the presence and condition of certain Safety Equipment required by State and the Federal regulations. The […]

When It Really Counts, It’s Good to Be a USCG Auxiliary Member

Friday, March 2, 2012

Put yourself on your boat…your fuel gauge fails and you run out of fuel on the open water…what do you do? Re-posted with permission from the Cape May County Herald. Sure, you can call on a commercial towing service, and spend hundreds of dollars trying to get back to your home dock. Or, just maybe […]

Properly Trailering Your Boat

Monday, January 30, 2012

When most people think about boat insurance, they think it is just to protect against losses on the water. But with the majority of recreational boats in the United States being towed to and from the water, accidents can happen just as much on the road. That’s one of the reasons why it’s so important […]