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 […]

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 […]

Boating Safety Lessons From a Classic TV Show

Saturday, April 4, 2015

This Saturday we are republishing a boating safety article from the past that is based on a classic American TV show. Despite the age of the show, the same boating mistakes are still being made by modern mariners. If you are old enough you probably remember the S.S. Minnow from the 1960’s Sitcom Gilligan’s Island. […]

Frequently Asked Question Friday: Boating Safety Courses in Other Languages?

Friday, March 27, 2015

For this week’s frequently asked question, we are combing a submitted article with a FAQ. The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has a major goal of expanding boating safety to everyone. The question of the week: Does the Auxiliary offers boating safety courses in languages other than English? The answer is “Maybe.” Local Auxiliary units may […]

Frequently Asked Question Friday – Finding a Boating Safety Class

Friday, January 23, 2015

Where can I get information on Boating Safety classes?     The National Public Education Calendar Database provides a single, unified national database that holds and displays all public education courses taught by local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary units nationwide. In addition, a Zip Code search permits members of the general public to enter a […]

Boating Off-Season: Safety Tips from the USCG Auxiliary

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Some of us just can’t stay off the water no matter what time of the year. During the “off-season” months (for most October through April), it is even more important to practice safe boating. Lake and sea temperatures are typically coldest during off-season months and even the strongest swimmers will be in grave danger. A […]

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