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Flotilla 23-1 Commitment

We will responsibly strive to provide convenient, timely and affordable access to the knowledge, information, education, training and resources required to help recreational boaters develop and maintain the skills needed to:

  • be knowledgeable, informed, responsible, confident, courteous & safe boaters

  • avoid boating related incidents, accidents, injuries or mishaps

  • be prepared to handle watercraft related emergency when they do occur

  • protect and preserve our waterways & the environment for future generations to enjoy

Maryland Rules & Regulations Require That:

Anyone born on or after July 1, 1972 must have in their possession a Certificate of Boating Safety Education while operating a vessel required to be "numbered" or "documented" on Maryland waters.  If a Certificate of Boating Safety Education cannot be produced on request by a law enforcement officer, a minimum fine of $25 for first offense and up to $500 for each additional offense can be imposed.

Children under 4 years old must wear a Lifejacket with additional safety features:

1) STRAP that is secured between legs to fasten together front & back of Lifejacket

2) INFLATABLE HEADREST or HIGH COLLAR to keep child's head above water

3) WEB HANDLE to ensure readily accessibility of child from a vessel or dock

Children under 13 must wear a a U.S. Coast Guard approved lifejacket while underway on a recreational vessel under 21 ft

Anyone under 16 years old must have in their possession a Certificate of Boating Safety Education to leaglly operate a vessel equipped with primary or secondary propulsion system (mechanical or electrical), unless they are being supervised by: 1) a person 18 or older who has a Boating Safety Education Certificate accepted by MDDNR or 2) an adult born prior to July 1, 1972

For additional information and resources, see "Boating in MD" (Maryland)


Flotilla 23-1 Currently Scheduled Courses

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Audience

Dates*

Location

Fee^

GPS for Mariners (GPS)

All Boaters

4 Oct from 0900 to 1400

Taylor Ave Fire Station

$35

Boat Maryland (BMD)

MD Boaters

7, 9, 14 Oct from 1830 to 2130

Taylor Ave Fire Station

$25

Paddle Sport America (PSA)

Paddle Craft Operators

25 Oct from 0900 to 1400

Taylor Ave Fire Station

$10

Suddenly In Command (SIC)

All Boaters

TBA

Taylor Ave Fire Station

TBA

Boat Maryland (BMD)

MD Boaters

TBA

Taylor Ave Fire Station

TBA

Weekend Navigator (WEN)

All Boaters

TBA

Taylor Ave Fire Station

TBA

Paddle Sport America (PSA)

Paddle Craft Operators

TBA

Taylor Ave Fire Station

$10

GPS for Mariners (GPS)

All Boaters

TBA

Taylor Ave Fire Station

$35

Boating Skills & Seamanship (BS&S)

Power Boaters

TBA

Annapolis High School

$50

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* TBA Dates dependent on demand and availability of sutiable location
^ Actual fee may be less if class or course well attended
Need based grants available to cover course fees


Coast Guard Auxiliary Courses

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Audience

Classes

Length

Boat Maryland (BMD)

MD Boaters

3

3 hours

Weekend Navigator (WEN)

All Boaters

8 - 13

2 to 3 hours

Boating Skills & Seamanship (BSS)

Power Boaters

8 - 13

2 to 3 hours

Sailing Skills & Seamanship (SSS)

Sail Boaters

8 - 13

2 to 4 hours

Single Session / Seminars

GPS for Mariners (GPS)

All Boaters

1

4 to 6 hours

PaddleSports America (PSA)

Canoeists & Kayakers

1

4 to 5 hours

Personal Watercraft Safety (PWC)

PWC Users

1

1 to 2 hours

Suddenly In Command (SIC)

All Boaters

1

4 to 5 hours

About Boating Safely (ABS) - Seminar

All Boaters

1

8 hours

For Kids / Young Adults

Boating Fun - Water Adventures

4-9 Year Olds

1

1 to 2 hours

Waypoints - Guide to Safe Boating

10-12 Year Olds

1

1 to 3 hours

Interactive / Self-study

About Boating Safely (ABS) - Online

All Boaters

Self Paced

On-The-Water Training

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Paddle Craft & Small Boats

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Maryland DNR Courses
Boating / PWC
Boatsafe.com - Boating Courses Online

Other Education & Training
Coastie Program (Children)
Boat Smart Kids school programs

A Lifejacket Floats, You Don't - Wear It, We Do!

Flotilla 23-1 & CG Auxiliary

Boating Safety - Doing Your Part

Good Boating Practices & Tips

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