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Seaport Flotilla 10-10  (Auburn, MA)

First District Northern Region

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 No matter what type of boating you enjoy the same basic safety principles apply

Please join us for one of our Safe Boating Classes

   classes start January 30, 2019 



Class Classes run on Wednesdays Location and Time
Boating Skills & Seamanship  (BS&S) (8 weeks)  

begin to Jan 30, 2018

Worcester State College 
Sullivan Bldg  S-109
7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Sailing Skills & Seamanship 
(SS&S) (8 weeks)
begin ,Jan 30, 2018  to ,2018 Worcester State College 
Sullivan Bldg  S-105
7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.
Coastal Piloting                       (CP) (6 weeks) begin March 20,2019 Worcester State College 
Sullivan Bldg  S-109
7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.



Coastal Piloting classes teach the fundamentals of navigation on the coastal  ocean. This knowledge is especially  useful when your electronics fail.  Completion of BS&S or SS&S is a prerequisite for Coastal Piloting. 

Registration for all classes is on the class start date from  6:30 to 7:00 PM.

We also offer About Boating Safely.

ABS (About Boating Safely)          ( 1 Day)

 $50.00 includes lunch


Basic Boating operation & safety

          Saturday, April 13, 2019


Pakachoag Acres Day Care

141 Auburn St.

Auburn, Ma 01501



Cost includes course and books.

Boating Skill & Seamanship $35.00
Sailing Skills & Seamanship $35.00
Coastal Piloting $60.00 *

* Navigation tool kit & training chart included

Many boat insurers offer you a up to a 10 % discount for completing a BS&S or SS&S class.They are approved by the National Association of Boating Law Administrators and recognized by the United States Coast Guard. Certificates issed upon completion.

Course Descriptions

Boating Skills and Seamanship - BS&S  (Click here)                 Sailing Skills and Seamanship - SSS.php  (Click here)

We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than five (5) people register.

We encourage all students to Pre-Register. There is no commitment when you pre-register but it helps us to determine the number of books we will need. Click here to pre-register send your name, how many people, and which course interest you.

For directions to Worcester State College click here.





If  Worcester State Univerity cancels day classes boyh day and evening classes are cancelled, including our classes. Other sources: radio and TV for school closing announcements. Still not sure: call: Alice Caldwell 508-754-7918 


In Massachusetts, powerboats may not be operated by children under the age of  12 years unless accompanied by a competent adult. Youth between the ages of 12 – 15 years may operate a power boat alone if they have completed the BSS class and been awarded the BSS Certificate.


PWC's (personal watercraft, i.e. jet skis) may not be operated by anyone under the age of 18, however, PWC's may be operated by youths between the ages of 16-17 if they have completed the BSS class and been awarded the BSS Certificate.


We encourage husband/wife; father / daughter (son) teams. Although there is no age prerequisite, we suggest that your children be at least 12 years old.

New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut require you to have taken a Safe Boating Class before you can register and/or rent a boat.



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