About the Auxiliary:
The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary was established by Congress in 1939 to assist the Coast Guard in promoting boating safety. It boasts more than 30,000 members from all walks of life who receive special training so that they may be a functional part of Coast Guard Forces. Auxiliarists assist the Coast Guard in non-law enforcement programs such as public education, vessel safety checks, safety patrols, search and rescue, maritime security and environmental protection and Coast Guard Academy introduction programs for youth. Auxiliarists also serve side-by-side with active duty members of the Coast Guard team at their stations and in times of disaster. They volunteer more than 2 million hours annually to benefit other boaters and their families.
Join the Auxiliary:
Recreational boating in the United States is growing rapidly. To help make boating safer for all, the Auxiliary needs more quality members, people like you! U.S. Citizens 17 years of age and older can join.
Contact the Flotilla with questions, or for more information
Flotilla Meetings 3rd Monday 7:30 PM
Del Rey Yacht Club
13900 Palawan Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Each Year, Coast Guard Auxiliarists:
|Save almost 400 lives|
|Fly 2,000 air patrols|
|Operate over 2,300 radio stations|
|Assist over 11,000 boaters in distress|
|Conduct 25,000 saftey patrols|
|Perform almost 1,000,000 vessel safety checks|
|Educate over 500,000 students in boating safety classes|
|Train 45,000 hours to develop personal skills|
Benefits of Membership:
Members are eligible to receive the world's finest on-the-water training. Advanced training courses in Navigation, Seamanship, Communications, Weather, Patrols, Administration, and Search & Rescue are available as well as courses from the Coast Guard Institute. Other benefits include the Coast Guard Credit Union and Exchanges plus insurance coverage.
The pride of wearing the Auxiliary uniform is amplified by the Auxiliary awards system. Your efforts will be recognized and rewarded. Fun, fellowship and service are trademarks of the Auxiliary!
Fun and Fellowship:
Good, old-fashioned hospitality is an Auxiliary tradition. It is apparent during every training session, meeting and mission we undertake.
Our dedication to boating safety provides a congenial atmosphere for getting together to exchange boating experiences. You'll find a special camaraderie among Auxiliarists. We make long-lasting, meaningful relationships.
Knowing that you belong to a special group of people and directly participate in helping to save lives gives your Auxiliary membership a special meaning.