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Do you really know how to navigate the complex waters of Coastal Georgia w/its extreme tides?

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Do you really understand your boat & it’s equipment?

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Do you really trust your boating skills with the lives of you, your friends & family on the water?

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Our BS&S courses are both
USCG, Georgia DNR & NASBLA approved
& VALID IN ALL STATES!

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Do you really feel confidant whereever & whenever you boat?

YOU MUST KNOW WHAT THE
NEW BOATING LAWS REQUIRE IN GEORGIA.

Suprisingly...if they will admit it, most  boaters really don’t know some of the real essentials.
But the volunteers of USCGAUX Flotilla 10-10 can help!

Here to help

FIND OUT WHAT’S  AVALIABLE & SIGN UP TODAY!

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Our US Coast Guard Auxilia

 

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SEE SOMETHING...SAY SOMETHING

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BOATING CLASSES
A VIDEO OF FUN!

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It can be daunting to set out unsure of our Georgia coastal rivers and offshore extreme tides and hazards that lie just beneath the surface. The Boating Skills & Seamanship course is THE most comprehensive USCG approved boating course in the America. We offer folks who boat or want to boat on our local coastal waters the tools, skill and confidence to feel safe navigating their family and friends on our waterways.

For more information and to sign-up for this course GO HERE.

BS&S Course OverviewBoating Skills & Seamanship
The U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary's Boating Skills and Seamanship (BS&S) course is the CGAuxiliary’s official comprehensive boating and navigation course designed for both the experienced and the novice boater. It is NASBA approved to satisfy the new Georgia boating laws.
The course consists of 8 core required lessons plus- must know LOCAL navigation lessons, providing you with up-to-date knowledge for handling boats in all conditions...Right here in Coastal Georgia waters! 
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Our partner in education is UGA Marine Extension. We will hold many of our classes in it’s state of the art conference center at 715 Bay Street, Brunswick, GA

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GPS for Mariners is offered in answer to our boating classes feedback. We are teaching this very comprehensive 8 hour course to fulfill the request for more navigation education and use of navigation equipment in great depth, complete with the local coastal knowledge our students want.

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Do you know the basics to effectively use all the power of your boats GPS?
This 8 hr course, GPS for Mariners 2nd edition, is superior education for both the offshore & inshore mariner who wants to better understand and utilize all the features of their GPS. This intermediate to advanced course is taught by our best navigation instructors who deeply understand both paper charting and electronic operation but best of all...are able to relate their infinite knowledge to you!

For more information and to sign-up for this course GO HERE.

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 Many insurance companies will offer discounts on boat insurance to individuals who successfully complete our comprehensive courses.
Individuals who successfully complete the BS&S or ABS course and exam are awarded certificates and cards.
Both the novice and the experienced boater will benefit from lessons in boating terminology, boat equipment, boat handling, boat trailering, coastal ocean boating, rules of the road, navigation, medical/safety awareness, tides, weather, engines, radios, and how to read a nautical chart, buy a boat, tie an appropriate knot and call in a mayday.

 **The National Association of State Boating Law Administration (NASBLA) was awarded a grant in partnership with the National Safe Boating Council to create national standards for boat operator proficiency.

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Don’t forget to make an appointment to have your boat checked (VSC) by one of our Flotilla’s USCG certified vessel examiners!
It’s completely Free!!

Some student feedback:

“The instructors were well prepared and enjoyed the subjects they taught”
“Instructors were prepared and had a lot of information to share” 
“Extremely informative and useful”
“A must for all boaters of coastal waters”

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ASK YOUR AUXILIARY INSTRUCTOR ABOUT A TOUR OF COAST GUARD STATION BRUNSWICK & DOCKS ON COMPLETION OF YOUR CLASS.

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2012 boating accident Summery:  In 2012, the Coast Guard counted 4515 accidents that involved 651 deaths, 3000 injuries and approximately $38 million dollars of damage to property as a result of recreational boating accidents.
The fatality rate was 5.4 deaths per 100,000 registered recreational vessels. This rate represents a 12.9% decrease from last year’s fatality rate of 6.2 deaths per 100,000 registered recreational vessels.
Compared to 2011, the number of accidents decreased 1.6%, the number of deaths decreased 14.1% and the number of injuries decreased 2.6%.
Almost seventy-one (71) percent of all fatal boating accident victims drowned, and of those, almost eighty-five (85) percent were not reported as wearing a life jacket.
Almost fourteen percent (14) of deaths occurred on boats where the operator had received boating safety instruction. Only nine (9) percent of deaths occurred on vessels where the operator had received boating safety instruction from a NASBLAapproved course provider.
Seven out of every ten boaters who drowned were using vessels less than 21 feet in length.
Operator inattention, operator inexperience, improper lookout, machinery failure, and excessive speed rank as the top five primary contributing factors in accidents.
Alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents; it was listed as the leading factor in 17% of deaths.
Twenty-four children under age thirteen lost their lives while boating in 2012. Ten children or approximately forty-two (42) percent of the children who died in 2012 died from drowning. Two children or twenty (20) percent of those who drowned were wearing a life jacket as required by state and federal law.
The most common types of vessels involved in reported accidents were open motorboats (47%), personal watercraft (19%), and cabin motorboats (15%).
The 12,101,936 recreational vessels registered by the states in 2012 represent a 0.59% decrease.  anchor

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US C0AST GUARD ACCIDENT STATISTICS
 OFFICAL PROOF THAT CGAUX SAFE BOATING COURSES SAVE LIVES!!

Your local US Coast Guard Auxiliary 10-10 has the USCG approved boating courses that will fulfill much more than your obligation under the new Georgia law and/or give you confidence as a safe boater for you and your family!
Our courses are full of local knowledge,
we explain federal & state do’s & dont’s that we make easy & fun to understand. Online courses simply can’t supply the hands on, local knowledge that the experienced instructors of the USCGAux provide. Sometimes rules & regulations can be both boring and overreaching...boating law, however, is just good common sense!!

Boating is fun...the US Coast Guard Auxiliary
wants you to have fun and stay safe at the same time

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All information contained herein is believed to be true and accurate but is not guaranteed.

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