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For Portland, Maine and Surrounding Areas

The Casco Bay Flotilla presents courses that are offered by the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. We do this in conjunction with Southern Maine Community College's - Continuing Studies CoursesOur classes start at the college in February and September of each year. The college starts taking registration on the first Monday of December for courses that start in February/March and the first Monday in August for courses that start in September at 207-741- 5862 and registration remains open through the second nights class.   We offer Basic/Advanced Coastal Navigation and Boating Skills and Seamanship at the college.    February semester we also offer Sailing Skills & Seamanship at the College.

To register for a course you have to register before the first night class at the location of the course.  There is no at the door registration.  It is our policy not to give out any material for any course until a student has registered for the course.

Please Note: "In the event of a cancellation of one or more public education classes, due to circumstances beyond the control of the Casco Bay Flotilla, a good faith effort will be made to make up those classes missed or cancelled. If necessary, at our discretion, we may be forced to cancel the course completely. However, in no event will there be any refunds of all or part of the tuition."

Clicking on any  of the course links above will get you  a detailed description of each course which will open in a new window.  Just close the window to return to this website.  

To receive more information or to ask questions about our courses click on Contact Us at the top of page.


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For information about a Coast Guard Auxiliary/Boat US online course called "Modern Navigation" Click Here.

If you choose to pursue this course please use our Promo Code on the page to receive a discount for the course.

Please remember there is nothing like in class learning with a real in person instructor that you would get with our Basic/Advance Coastal Navigation Course.

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"Can You Hear Me?"

  VHF/DSC Marine Radio Tutorial

FROM THE Boat U.S. Foundation's Website

Click Here For the Tutorial

Click Here for information on getting a  FREE MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity)


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. . . Think! . . . . . . . . Before You Drink . . . . . . . . . Be A Responsible Boat Operator . . . . . . . . . . .Take A Boating Safety Course . . . . . .


Links to Other  Division 2 Auxiliary Flotilla Websites

Click here to go to Bangor Flotilla 12's Website for Bangor and surrounding area.

Click here to go to Saco Bay Flotilla 24's Website for Biddeford, Saco and surrounding area.

Click here to go to Portsmouth Harbor Flotilla 28's Website for Portsmouth Harbor and surrounding area.

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Click Here  to find a Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla near you.

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