Take a Boating Class and get the required boating safety certificate.
Our Boating Safety Classes
are forming. We have a three day class as well as several one day classes:
Saturday February 4th
Saturday February 18th
Saturday March 4th
Saturday March 18th
Mon Tue & Wed March 20 - 22nd.
Contact us, so that your name is on our list. Ask about our Navigation class so you can learn how to read a chart and properly navigate the Great South Bay and beyond.
more infomation on any of our boating classes: contact us at
Flotilla 01-03 is located in Islip, NY. We help patrol the Great
South Bay and support US Coast Guard Station Fire Island. Our meetings
are held on the first Monday of each month at the Recreation Center
in Brookwood Hall, Islip Town park in East Islip on Irish Lane (between
Montauk Highway and Union Blvd.) Doors open at 7:30pm and the meeting
starts at 8:00pm.
If you don't want to attend a meeting, you can still take advantage
of the services we provide to boaters. Our most popular are the
boating safety classes and vessel safety checks.
Membership in the Coast Guard Auxiliary is open to U.S. citizens,
at least 17 years old, and pass a basic background check. There
are no upper age limits or height/weight standards, although for
operational activities, you must be physically able to perform certain
tasks. There are no minimum service hours – you can serve
as little or as much as you want.
You do not have to own a boat or participate in water-based operations
to join the Auxiliary.
With nationwide membership, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary actively
provides safety patrols on area waterways and regularly meets with
the boating public at marinas and in classrooms. We also directly
assist the U.S. Coast Guard in non-law enforcement programs such
as search and rescue, and marine environmental protection.
The Auxiliary needs people with leadership, administrative and
technical skills (such as web site design, computer server administration,
graphic design, photography, videography, communications, public
relations/public affairs, instruction and instructional design,
and personnel services) to support those Auxiliaries involved in
the recreational boating safety and operations & marine safety
Come join us and see what we are all about! If you plan
on attending a meeting please use the contact us page