Westport Coast Guard Auxiliary offers safe boating course

Barry Novek, public education instructor, Flotilla 06-18 Westport, teaches students the proper use of marine visual distress flares and equipment   Photograph by Marshall A. Ronco Barry Novek, public education instructor, Flotilla 06-18 Westport, teaches students the proper use of marine visual distress flares and equipment Photograph by Marshall A. Ronco

Barry Novek, public education instructor, Flotilla 06-18 Westport, teaches students the proper use of marine visual distress flares and equipment Photograph by Marshall A. Ronco

Westport Flotilla 6-18 offers a safe boating course entitled About Boating Safety for seven weeks this fall.  Enrollment is now open and boaters of all ages are encouraged to attend

The course starts on October 30 at the Westport Fire Department,  54 Hix Bridge Road, and runs Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. Fee is $35.

A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion.  For more information or to enroll , email info@uscgauxwestport.org or visit the website at www.uscgauxwestport.org.

“It’s extremely important to get the safe boating message out on a year-round basis,” said Marshall Ronco, flotilla commander.  “That’s why we’re committed to providing the best training opportunities available.”

Seating is limited to early signup is suggested.

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