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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Boating class to be held in Branford

BRANFORD ─ The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 24-01, Branford, will run the course required to obtain a state Boating/Personal Watercraft Operator certificate from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 10 at its new base shared with VFW Post 12106 located at 99 Indian Neck Ave., according to a statement.

Pre-registatrion is required and no walk-ins are permitted, the statement said. There are no age restrictions for this class. The cost for the About Boating Safely course is $65 per person and includes coffee, soda, snacks and lunch for those who sign up, the statement said.
The cost also includes all materials needed to attend and complete the course. A proctored exam follows full completion of the course, the statment said.
Certificates for passing scores will be delivered after a test is complete.

Visit www.coastguardauxiliary.com, for the registration form: Click on Click to Enter > New Class! Click here to sign up > About Boating Safely Course (ABSC) and scroll down to see the application form link, click on “click here.”
Download the form, complete it in full and mail with check for $65, made payable to 1701 Inc. to: Branford Flotilla 17-01, Inc.
P.O. Box #916 Branford, 06405

For more information, call Mark Haines, Flotilla Commander and Public Education Officer, at 203-623-0505, or email him at boater1701@comcast.net, or leave a message with your name and return phone number at 203-488-5349, the statement said.
One of the staff members will return the call. Free parking is located at Indian Neck School adjacent to the VFW building off Melrose Avenue. Directions are also on the website.

Editor's note: All information in this post was contributed.(That means the flotilla wrote it, not us. We did edit it a little, but not much. So if there are any typos, that's probably us) It's posted here as a public service.

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