Sunday, February 23, 2014

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 24-11 announces first boating class for 2014

WEST HAVEN —  U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 24-11 is offering a one-day "About Boating Safely" class on Saturday, March 8 from 8 a.m. to 4 -p.m. March 8.

 "In a classroom format, attendees will learn general information about boats and maintenance, navigation rules and aids to navigation, what to do in case of boating emergencies and Connecticut-specific law and regulations," organizers said in a release. "Individuals who successfully complete this course will qualify for both the Connecticut Safe Boating Certificate and the Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation." 

The course fee is $60.  

The classes will be held at the USCG Auxiliary West Haven Flotilla facility, 1 Kimberly Avenue, West Haven.

For more information or to register, contact either Charlie Phippen at (860) 828-5438 or David Wendelowski at (203) 932-2651.  Information and on-line registration also is available at

A free State of CT Conservation ID Number must be obtained before the class by registering at

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