The Neuse and Pamlico River basins are very popular boating areas as soon as the weather hits 60 degrees. For new and experienced area boaters, your local Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a three hour “basics” course on navigating these waters Saturday, March 12th, 9:00 am to Noon, Fairfield Harbour Community Center (at firehouse), Broad Creek Rd, New Bern.
Subjects covered include locations and features of popular anchorages, marinas, using a chart or GPS on local waters, aids to navigation (buoys), new locations for boating adventure including the Intercoastal Waterway, the Outer Banks to Cape Lookout. The course is taught by Certified USCG Auxiliary instructors. The cost is $5.00 (free to additional family members) and includes a CD packed with LOCAL information and guidance to boating safety.
For more information and to register for this Class (required), contact Bob Manning at 252-638-5588 or Karl Mielenhausen at 252-638-1433. For information on USCG Auxiliary boating classes in Eastern NC, go to http://cgaux.orgboatinged/class_finder/
Join Us: If you become a Coast Guard Auxiliary member, other more advanced training classes are free! The Coast Guard Auxiliary is a civilian volunteer organization that supports Coast Guard missions.
Submitted by: Bob Manning