Boating safety course offered March 19

USCG Auxiliary 24-3 is offering an About Boating Safety course on Saturday, March 19, at 8 a.m., at the USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 24-3 Training Center, 1 Helwig Street, Milford.

To register in advance, visit Walk-ins are welcome the day of the class.

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.

For more information about Coast Guard Auxiliary courses, call 860-663-5505, email or visit

*Note: All students will need to get a State of CT Conservation ID number before taking the ABS/PWC class. Go to Go here and register for a free ID number.