Your New Bern area USCG Auxiliary will hold its final safe boating class of the summer ’17 season on Saturday, August 19th at the University of Mount Olive, New Bern, 2912 Trent Road, next to the Bear Town Cinema from 8:30am until 12 noon.
The Neuse and Pamlico River basins, the Intercoastal and Outer Banks are very popular boating areas. For new or experienced area boaters, your local Coast Guard Auxiliary in New Bern offers this three hour “basics’ course on navigating these local waters. 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 $15 and $5 for each additional family member and includes a CD packed with charts and local information and guidance to boating safety.
If you would like a free vessel inspection, bring your boat with you, on a trailer, and one of our inspectors will check it over and certify that all requirements are satisfactory and affix a USCG inspection seal on the boat.
For more information and to register for this class (required), contact Bob Manning at 252-474-4222. For information on USCG Auxiliary boating classes in Eastern NC, visit: CGAux.org/boatinged/class_finder/index.php.
Submitted by: Bob Manning, Public Education Officer, USCG Auxiliary