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The following resources are available for your use in the classroom:


"Float Plan - A Life Saving Device"

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This PowerPoint lesson is designed to teach recreational boaters how to prepare and use the USCG Float Plan, the official float plan of the U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.  It can be easily sandwhiched into in the Auxiliary's ABS course or any state boating safety course, and is also ideal for presentation at business and club luncheons.

Duration: 20-30 minutes

Topics include:

  • What a Float Plan is and how it works

  • Anatomy of the USCG Float Plan

  • Creating your Master Copy

  • How to create different types of float plans for different purposes

  • Putting the Plan in Action

  • Use of social media

  • and more

NOTE: This lesson is available to U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary members only.


Float Plan Brochure

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Tales of the Plan

The Tales of the Plan library contains over a dozen short stories about real-life recreational boating events involving a variety of vessel types that illustrate the value of preparing the USCG Float Plan.  Each story illustrates one of two scenarios: 1) how the float plan made the difference in effecting a quick and successful search and rescue by those who took the time to prepare one, or 2) the consequences that were needlessly endured by those who didn't.



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