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  • About Boating Safely

    ScheduleU.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary About Boating Safely

    The building opens at 8:00 AM and classes start promptly at 08:30 AM. Come early and meet your instructors and join us for coffee and pastries. We break for lunch from Noon to 1:00 PM. The class ends by 4:30 PM.


    The class is sponsored by the Monica Burguera Foundation and is free to all students. Your class package will include everything you will need for the class, including the About Boating Safely textbook. The textbook will be yours to keep for reference.

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    About Boating Safely is a NASBLA approved boating safety course accepted by all 50 states.
    Students will be issued a U.S.C.G. Auxiliary Certificate, U.S.C.G. Auxiliary Wallet Card and will receive the State of Florida Boater Education Identification Card in the mail upon successful completion of the course. The State of Florida Boater Education Identification Card is required to operate a boat by persons born on or after January 1St, 1988

    Many insurance companies will offer discounts on boat insurance to individuals who present their Certificate.

    Why Take Our Class

    There are many similarities between our course and the online courses, but we cover much more than what is in an online course. We stress what is important for boating in our South Florida Coastal Waters, something the online courses cannot do.
    We offer the most professional course in the area. We select the best instructors for the subject and promise that yow will not be bored or wasting your time. Most of our instructors are either USCG Auxiliary Coxswains and or USCG Auxiliary Pilots and are active in Search And Rescue. We are the Search And Rescue experts.
    In order to insure the best, we have created a team of instructors from two local units; The USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 6-7 Coral Gables Florida; The USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 6-9 Opa Locka Florida; and we have the financial support of the Monica Burguera Foundation which provides us with an excellent location and pays for the class.

    About the Monica Burguera Foundation

    The Foundation was created in memory of Mónica Burguera, a 20 year old girl who died in a boating accident in the 2006 Columbus Day Weekend Festivities in Miami, Florida. The accident took the lives of Mónica and James Noel Pou and left many others seriously injured. After this fatal accident, Mónica’s family and close friends realized the importance of boating safety education.

    Due to the lack of awareness, they started working towards building consciousness of the dangers that exist while boating. In the years following the boat accident, some of the survivors, together with friends and relatives, have returned to the regatta site, but with a different purpose; to promote safety. In 2009 Mr. and Mrs. Burguera decided to register the non-profit organization “Mónica Burguera Foundation”.


    There is a short mandatory exam at the end of the class. As soon as you complete the exam it will be graded and you will receive your U.S.C.G. Auxiliary Certificate and U.S.C.G. Auxiliary Wallet Card. You may leave as soon as your exam is graded.

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