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Mid-Coast School of Technology Adult Education

Boating Safely

with Darrell Gilman


This team taught, 16-hour U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary course provides recreational boaters with the knowledge and skills to boat safely on either inland or coastal waters. General topics included in the ABS course are: boating operations, boat handling, boating laws and regulations, water traffic patterns, equipment requirements and introductory navigation, Students will complete a multiple choice exam at the conclusion of the course. Participants who pass the written exam are awarded a USCGA certificate that may be used to satisfy state boat operator certification as well as possibly earning a discount on insurance premiums from many marine insurers. This course is approved by the National Association of Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA). Students will be offered a day long class session at the end of the course presented at the USCG station in Rockland. Topics will include knot tying, how to use a nautical chart, basics of GPS, weather and communications.

This class is held at 5 Town CSD, 25 Keelson Dr., Rockport amd is taught by the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Register by calling Darrel Gilman at 338-5516 or emailing

Code: 6200.
Sep 13 - Oct 25th, 2017
Wed for 6 weeks from 6:00 - 8:30 pm

5 Town CSD

25 Keelson Dr.
Rockport , ME 04856 Get directions

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