Attend A Connecticut State Boating Course - The Fisherman

Attend A Connecticut State Boating Course

Take the BOAT AMERICA class and complete the proctored test all on the same day in the same location at U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Milford Flotilla on Saturday, July 1 at 8 a.m. at its Training Center located at 1 Helwig Street, Milford, CT.

For advance registration prior to the class date, please CLICK HERE. You can sign up here for the class and pay by credit card online. After you register for the course, instructions for the BOAT AMERICA course will be emailed to you. To pay at the door by check or cash, arrive at 7:30 a.m.

All students must obtain a State of Connecticut conservation ID number before taking the BA/PWC/TOW class. To register for a FREE ID number, CLICK HERE.

BOAT AMERICA will cover all the basic topics required for the safe operation of recreational watercraft and seamanship. It will also cover safe personal watercraft operation and towing. Successful completion of this 8-hour ABS course satisfies the Connecticut licensing requirements for boats, personal watercraft (PWC) and towing. Family participation is encouraged. Cost is $60 per person.

Additional boating classes are scheduled for August 5 and September 9. Navigation and Charting classes are scheduled for July 22.

For additional information about U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary courses, please call Timothy Mulherin, public education officer, at 203-298-9719, email him at [email protected], or follow THIS LINK.

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