About Boating Safely

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 72 Calf Pasture Beach Rd Norwalk CT 06855  See map

Learn how to safely operate your boat and get your Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate in an 8-hour class provided by the Norwalk Flotilla of the USCG Auxiliary.

Many boat insurance companies offer discounts for successfully completing this course.

Topics include:

  • Boat and Personal Watercraft Handling

  • Using Charts

  • Buoys and Beacons

  • Rules of the Nautical Road

  • Docking, Mooring, and Anchoring

  • Checking Tides and Weather

  • Marine Radio Operation

  • Safety Equipment and Precautions

  • Boating Laws and Regulations

  • Trailering and Launching 

The About Boating Safely (ABS) course is completed in one Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sign-in starts at 7:30 am. Be certain to present your Connecticut Conservation ID Number (now required by Connecticut) before starting the class ... you can get your number online at no charge. 

The fee of $70 includes study materials and lunch. Parking is free.

Sessions are held at the USCG Auxiliary Training Center on Calf Pasture Beach in East Norwalk which is about two miles south of I-95 Exit 16. 

Choose a class date of February 23, March 16, or March 30. To register, contact Joe at jdefranco@snet.net or at 203-853-4615.


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