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Boating Safety Course Offered in Kitty Hawk

KITTY HAWK — The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary of the Outer Banks is offering Feb. 28 to April 2 a 10-session boating safety course for new and recreational boaters.

The boating safety course, Boating Skills and Seamanship, will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Kitty Hawk Fire Station 13,
859 W Kitty Hawk Road. Tuition is $30 and includes the textbook and all course materials. Discounts are available for multiple family members.

The course will satisfy North Carolina Boating regulations that require boat operators, born after Jan. 1, 1988, to complete a boater safety course.

The class will review selecting the right boat, essential equipment, docking and anchoring, boat handling and seamanship, trailering, navigation and rules of the road, using and maintaining engines and electronics, knots, weather, communications and North Carolina boating regulations, according to the release. All classes are led by certified USCG Auxiliary instructors.

There will be a review and test at the last session but mentors will be on hand to ensure students have a successful testing experience.  Satisfactory testing outcome will result in the awarding of the National Association of Boating Law Certificate.

For information contact Keith Berntsen at keith.berntsen@gmail.com or 252-564-4142

The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard and supports the Coast Guard in nearly all mission areas. The Auxiliary was created by Congress in 1939.

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