U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Flotilla 8-7 AOR

7th District
Division 8 Flotilla 8-7
Englewood, Florida

(Lemon Bay -- Placida Harbor on Florida's Gulf Coast)
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Boating Safety Instruction

USCGAUX Member teaching boating safety in classroom
About Boating Safety at Flotilla 8-7

Information on Florida Boating Card

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Boating Skills And Seamanship

Our Boating Skills and Seamanship (BS&S) course meets 4 consecutive evenings from 6 PM until approximately 8 PM. BS&S is a comprehensive course designed for both the experienced and the novice boater. The course consists of two core chapters each session, and concludes with a compehensive review and an on-line exam. Topics include: operating tips, markers, buoys and directional markers, rules of the road, intro to Navigation, Weather, Boating Laws in Florida, and a review and exam. Students need to acquire their own book. The Book, (Boating Skills and Seamanship, 14th edition), Amazon sells it new for $20.49 plus shipping, it can also be purchased as an ebook and is available discounted or used on Ebay

The class schedule:

Class 1 General Boating*; Boat Handling
Class 2 Highway Signs; Rules of the Road
Class 3 Intro to navigation; Safety
Class 4 Weather; Class Review; Exam

* General Boating is a mixture of Chapters 1, 2, & 3

Cost $35.00 per person. This course qualifies for both Coast Guard and FL Certification
Click the link to register for this on-line Zoom class.

Registration for Boating Skills and Seamanship (BS&S)


For further information contact our Education Officer FSO-PE

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Suddenly In Command

The captain of a vessel becomes incapacitated or falls overboard. You are the obvious person to take over, and you are Suddenly In Command. This boating safety primer is designed for those not generally at the helm, and will help you to be prepared with the basics in case of an emergency. It's a "wake-up call" for your reponsibilities. You will learn about your vessel, and operating principles. Also included are descriptions of boating mishaps, how to minimize them. Misfortunes occurs in seconds, and you have the rest of your life to be grateful that you knew what to do because you were prepared.

Cost $15.00 per person. For further information contact our Public Education Officer FSO-PE

Click the link to register for this on-line Zoom class.

Registration for Suddenly In Command (BS&S)

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Weather and Boating

The focus of this course is hurricane preparedness and deals with how a boat owner should respond to the forecast of a storm of some intensity coming to our area. What to do first and how big a storm is too big? Topics include strengths of storms and what to expect, value of Marine Insurance. Making a plan. Is it OK to leave the boat where you usually keep it.? Where your boat will have the best chance of survival. How to prepare and secure a boat on a dock, on a lift, on a trailer. Understanding that sometimes there is nothing you can do. If you have a loss, what you need to file a claim


Cost $15.00 per person For further information contact our Public Education Officer FSO-PE

Note This Class Is Not Currently Scheduled

Notice. All our Coast Guard Auxilliary classes are being offered on-line until further notice. Once you register by clicking the Registration link you will receive the link to join the class. These classes are interactive Zoom sessions and interactions with the instructor are encouraged.

For further information contact our Public Education Officer FSO-PE Registration for Our On-Line Courses