USCG Auxiliary Milford Flotilla offers boating safety course

USCG Auxiliary Milford Flotilla is offering the About Boating Safety course on Saturday, Aug. 3, at 8 a.m., at the training center, 1 Helwig St., Milford.

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 eight hour ABS course satisfies the Connecticut licensing requirements for both boats and Personal Watercraft (PWC). Family participation is encouraged.

Cost is $60. To register in advance, visit Walk-ins are welcome on day of the class. For more information about Coast Guard Auxiliary courses, call 860-663-5505, 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, visit