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Recurring Event Event Series: Coast Guard Boat America Safety Course

Coast Guard Boat America Safety Course

February 22, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Boat America is a boating certificate class that offers an in-depth and interesting boating safety course, and provides the knowledge needed to obtain a boating certificate.

Some insurance companies will also offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete this course.

Presented by Flotilla 053-08-06
Lower Township, NJ

Course: Boat America
Start Date: Sat, 30 Apr 2022
Hours: 8:00 AM  –  4:00 PM
Duration: 8 Hours
Location: Price Hall
Cold Spring Presbyterian Church
780 Seashore Road
Cape May,  NJ  08204
Contact: Shirley Ackerman
(609) 884-5747
Course Cost: $50


  • Introduction to Boating – Types of power boats, boating vocabulary, sailboats, paddle boats, powering boats, and engine types.
  • Boating Law – Boat registration, regulations, hull identification numbers, required safety equipment, Federal boating law, state boating law, and reporting accidents.
  • Safety Equipment – Life jackets, fire extinguishers, sound-producing devices, visual distress signals, anchors, and other safety equipment.
  • Safe Operation and Navigation – Buoys and beacons, aids to navigation, navigation rules, docking, and the dangers of alcohol on the water.
  • Boating Emergencies – Hypothermia, boating accidents, man overboard, capsizing, emergency radio calls, carbon monoxide dangers, and weather.
  • Trailering – Types of trailers, lights, hitches, towing a trailer.
  • Sports and Boating – Water-skiing, hunting and hunting gear, PWC operation, and other boating tips.


February 22, 2020
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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