Online boating safety courses available

USCG Auxiliary Milford Flotilla is offering a three session online About Boating Safety course Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 9 and 10, from 6:30-9 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m.-noon.

To register in advance, go to

Instruction will cover all the basic topics involved in the safe operation of recreational boating and seamanship. It also will cover safe personal watercraft operation. Successful completion of this 8-hour ABS course satisfies the Connecticut licensing requirements for both boats and Personal Watercraft (PWC). Family participation is encouraged.

Cost is $60.

For more information about Coast Guard Auxiliary courses, call 203-530-3951, email or visit

All students will need to get a State of CT Conservation ID Number before taking the ABS/PWC class. To register for a free ID number go to