Flotilla 11, USCG Auxiliary is offering the one day About Boating Safely classes, on the second Saturday of March, April, and May in Bellingham, and on March 21 on Orcas Island. For more information, Click here for the Bellingham Poster. Classes are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Completion of the 8-hour class meets the WA State Boaters’ Education Card requirements for an approved class. This 8-hour class is a good basic review of best practices for safe recreational boating. Children 10 through 14 are welcome when accompanied by an adult. Teens 15 and older may attend unaccompanied. Remember a Boater Education Card is now required for all persons, born after 1955, operating a motorized vessel with 15 hp or more. This lifetime card (Purchased from the state for $10) requires completion of an approved Boating Safety Class.

Additional information is available on our website www.BLIAUX.com or by contacting John Milczewski, Public Education Officer at (360) 739-1310 for the Bellingham classes. For the Orcas Island class, contact David Tribolet, Detachment Leader, at (360) 376-3994 or tribolet@orcasonline.com

Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Click here for a Registration Form (PDF) which you can complete and return with your payment.

Thanks for your support of recreational boating safety.

Penny Milczewski, Flotilla Vice Commander
Flotilla 11

360.739.7572
US Coast Guard Auxiliary – America’s Volunteer Lifesavers

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