Boating Safety Classes Offered in Alexandria by Coast Guard — See Dates Here

You can prevent an accident, stave off serious injury, or save a life.

(Photo by John Stevens USCGAUX)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Warm weather is coming! Prepare for an accident-free boating season by taking one of the Boating Safety classes offered by U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 25-08 on the following Saturdays: March 16, April 13, May 18, June 15 and July 20 at the United Methodist Church, 3921 Old Mill Road, Alexandria, VA 22309. 7:30 am – 5:00 pm.

Register with Jeff Burt at jdburt@verizon.net; telephone (703) 307-6482. Learn about boat handling and regulations, nautical “rules of the road,” trailering, required gear and more – knowledge that can prevent boating mishaps.

Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia have varying requirements for boaters before they may legally operate certain motorized vessels on their respective waterways. Each jurisdiction has some requirement for a safe boating class.

Also explore the Coast Guard Auxiliary’s Welcome to the Recreational Boating Safety Outreach Web Site to obtain free boating safety tools and materials.