Where and How?
The ABS course and alternate courses are given by different approved organizations and most prominently by the volunteers of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. In the Greater Rochester Area all five of our Flotillas present the course, but do so at different times and different schedules. You can seek out courses near where you live by contacting the closest Flotilla.
FLOTILLA 4-2 CLASSES IN CHARLOTTE
If a central Rochester location works well for you, we invite you to take ABS instruction with FLOTILLA 4-2 at our comfortable and picturesque river-side Flotilla Base in Charlotte.
Classses follow the state mandate of eight hours of instruction. We present the course on monthly schedules in Four, Two-Hour evening sessions, on given evenings from 7PM to 9PM. A few one- or two-day weekend courses are schedules as well. There is plenty of free parking and during breaks you can enjoy viewing the Genesee river traffic! Click here for our current schedules.
ABS - ABOUT BOATING SAFELY
The course will be taught by experienced members of Flotilla 4-2 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. We often have guest instructors. The instruction includes an easy-to-follow power point presentation and class participation.
TOPICS COVERED IN THE COURSE INCLUDE:
Many insurance companies will offer discounts on boat insurance to individuals who successfully complete boating courses such as this. Check with yours!