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2022 Boating Safety Class Schedule

Brigantine Flotilla 85 of the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary wants to help you boat safely and legally. We will once again conduct a series of “Boat America” safety classes. 

All operators of power vessels and personal watercraft (Jet Ski, Wave Runner, etc.) on the waters of the State of New Jersey, regardless of age, are required to possess a boating safety certificate. Upon passing the test at the end of the “Boat America” class a NJ Boating Safety Certificate will be issued. The class is a must for all beginning boaters and a great refresher on boating safety for operators of all experience levels. Among the topics to be covered are proper use of life jackets, required safety equipment, and the U. S. Aids to Navigation System including types of buoys and beacons. Boating law and procedures for handling boating emergencies such as hypothermia, boating accidents, man overboard recovery and running aground will also be covered.

Class details:

> Classes will be taught by qualified U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary instructors with NJSP certification.

> Each class starts at 9:00A.M. and will run until approximately 5:00 P.M.

> Classes will be held at:

Brigantine Beach Community Center
265 42nd Street
Brigantine, NJ

> Fee for the class is $60.00

> Individuals must be 13 years of age at the start of the class.

> Class size is limited so please register early to guarantee a spot.

Class dates for 2022:

March 26 – 9am to 5pm

April 23 – 9am to 5pm

May 14 – 9am to 5pm

June 11 – 9am to 5pm

July 16 - 9am to 5pm


To register for the class please send an email to Bob Ward at