Take our ABS/PWC class and get your State Boating Certificate On-line after the class with the About Boating Safety Course! Next course: June 8th, 2013- About Boating Safety! Piloting, Charting and GPS and more courses also
available: Connecticut Boating Classes
Get a Vessel Safety Check
Be safe and avoid fines: make sure your boat
meets all of the state and Federal requirements
with a free Safety Check. Contact
a Vessel Examiner Here
"Our Charts, Navigation and GPS Class will teach you everything from reading a nautical chart and plotting a course on a paper chart to using the latest GPS technology"
Understand latitude and longitude and be able to determine your location. Learn how to calculate boat speed, time and distance on the water as well as the proper use of dividers, parallel rules and other plotting tools. Check out the boating class dates.
Flotilla 24-3 offers a number of Boating Courses including the 8 Hr Boating Safety Class required for a CT Safe Boating Certificate. Another course we offer is the Navigation, Charting and GPS class.
All students will need to get a State of CT Conservation ID Number before taking the ABS/PWC class. go here and register for a FREE ID number.
conducts marine patrols and search and rescue
missions in Long Island Sound, educates
the public via boating safety classes, and
conducts vessel safety checks. These are
just a few of the many missions the members
of 24-03 undertake in serving their boating
community, our state and our country.
Meetings are held the first and third Tuesday
of each month at 7:00PM. Contact us:
1 Helwig Street
PO Box One
Milford, CT 06460-0001
Did you know?
88.5% of boating fatalities involved a boat operator with no or only informal boating instruction! Take the About Boating Safety Course with Flotilla 24-03, Milford, CT.
Paddle Smart: Operation Paddle
Smart, though it is an ongoing program, officially
runs from May 1 to June 30. The operation is a
multi-partnered endeavor developed by the First
Coast Guard District and Coast Guard Auxiliary
to generate greater safety awareness among paddlers
and small boat operators. The primary goals are
to promote the life-saving benefit of wearing
a life jacket, to highlight the immediate danger
of sudden cold water immersion, to encourage boater
and paddler education, and to stress the importance
of being a responsible and prudent mariner.
Please wear a lifejacket while paddling. Please
also note that Connecticut State law requires
a lifejacket to be onboard at all times for each
person and that it be worn from October 1st to
How to Choose the Right Life Jacket