Here are helpful links as you set out boating on Long Island Sound:

Safe Boating Certificate
http://www.ct.gov/dep/cwp/view.asp?A=2686&Q=384522
A Safe Boating Certificate (SBC) will allow an individual to operate any recreational vessel registered in Connecticut except a personal watercraft (“Jet Ski” type vessel) on Connecticut’s waters. A Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation (CPWO) will allow an individual to operate any recreational vessel including a personal watercraft (“Jet Ski” type vessel). Any person required to have a Safe Boating Certificate or a Certificate of Personal Watercraft Operation must have their certificate on board at all times while operating the vessel.

 

U.S. Coast Guard: Aids to Navigation System

http://www.hritech.com/US-Coast-Guard-Aids-to-Navigation.pdf

This is published by the US Coast Guard and the best summary we know of on the subject. Essential learning!

 

Guides: Symbols and Use of Navigation Charts

http://www.hritech.com/Guide-Symbols-and-Use-of-Navigation-Charts.pdf

This guide offers highly detailed information of every possible symbol, number, and word found on a Nautical Chart.

 

REX Marine Center
www.rexmarine.com/

The area’s best boat stores and most respected full service marina. Home of Rex Boating Club at 144 Water Street, So. Norwalk CT.

U.S. Coast Guard: Aids to Navigation System is published by the US Coast Guard and the best summary we know of on the subject. Essential learning!

Guides: Symbols and Use of Navigation Charts offers highly detailed information of every possible symbol, number, and word found on a Nautical Chart.