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Boating Safety Classes

2020 Boating Safety Class Schedule


April 18
May 9
June 13
July 11
Aug. 8


Brigantine Flotilla 85 of the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary wants to help you boat safely and legally. We will once again conduct a series of “About Boating Safely” classes.  Each class starts at 9:00 A.M. and will run until approximately 5:30 P.M.  A lunch will be provided. Class size is limited so please register early to guarantee availability. You may register by leaving a message at (609) 926-7607 or send an email to  A $60 prepaid registration is required. 
All operators of power vessels and personal watercraft (Jet Ski, Wave Runner, etc) on waters of the State of New Jersey, regardless of age, are now required to possess a boating safety certificate. Upon passing the test at the end of the “About Boating Safely” class a NJ Boating Safety Certificate will be issued. 
The class is a must for all beginning boaters and a great refresher on boating safety for operators of all experience levels. Among the topics to be covered are proper use of life jackets, required safety equipment, and the U. S. Aids to Navigation System including types of buoys and beacons. Boating law and procedures for handling boating problems such as hypothermia, boating accidents, man overboard recovery and running aground will also be covered. Classes will be taught by qualified U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors with NJSP certification.
Taking a boating safety class is a great family activity and is open to all 13 years old and over.  Classes are held at the Brigantine Beach Community Center located at 265 42nd St. in Brigantine.


Kudos for Flotilla 85

Thank you all for a great class.  Everyone made a long day into a valuable one.  Even the kids were impressed with the stories and teaching skills  - and they would know.  I am glad to know we will be a bit safer with our new knowledge.  Red right return will forever be our motto. 

Take care.   See you on the water someday


Sandy S.    ( May 11, 2013 class )