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U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary offering one-day boating safety class May 21 in South Fort Myers

By Staff | May 12, 2022

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering the one-day, Boat America class. This beginner boating class will provide the novice recreational boater with the knowledge needed to obtain the FWC safety certification. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete the Boat America class.

The Boat America Class, as part of National Safe Boating Week, will be held Saturday, May 21, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., in South Fort Myers at the Pine Ridge Community Center at 15660 Pine Ridge Road.

The Safe Boating Campaign is a worldwide effort focused on responsible boating led by the National Safe Boating Council with support from boating safety advocates around the world. At its heart, the Safe Boating Campaign is a grassroots effort that collaborates with partners to share about safe boating in their local communities through events, social media, workshops and more. National Safe Boating Week runs from May 21-27.

The class presenters are trained professionals of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary who facilitate the sharing of experiences and relate courseware to the local area.

The cost is $45 per person and includes study material. Advance registration is required, by phone at 239-690-6780 option 1 or online at http://www.aux91 fmb.org/safeboating/ – the class fills up quickly so register today.

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary is the lead agency protecting America’s seaward frontier in recreational boating safety. Its vessels and aircraft deploy across the U.S. and aid or save countless boaters every year. Every day the auxiliary saves hundreds of thousands of dollars in property and saves countless lives.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed civilian component of the U.S. Coast Guard and supports the Coast Guard in nearly all mission areas. The Auxiliary was created by Congress in 1939.

For more information about the auxiliary or the Boat America course, please visit www.cgaux.org