Boater Safety Classes 2013

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The Leelanau County Sheriff’s Marine Patrol will be offering Boater Safety classes this summer for boaters who will be at least 12 years of age by the end of the boating season.

  • Youth 12 to 15 years of age may operate a boat powered by a motor of more than 6 hp legally only if they have a Boater Safety Certificate or are accompanied by a person at least16 years of age.

  • Those less than 14 years of age may not legally operate a Personal Watercraft.

  • In addition, youth 14 and 15 years of age may operate a PWC only if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian or are operating not more than 100 feet from his or her parent or guardian.

  • Persons born after December 31, 1978, may operate a PWC legally only if they have obtained a Boating Safety certificate.

  • Persons born on or before December 31, 1978, may operate a PWC legally without restrictions.

Classes will be held on the following dates:

  • June 17,18,19, at the Leelanau County Law Enforcement Center, EOC

  • July 8, 9, 10, at the Glen Lake Yacht Club

  • July 22, 23, 24, at the Northport Fire Hall

  • August 5, 6, 7, at the Leelanau County Law Enforcement Center, EOC

All classes start at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 12:00 noon. Participants must attend all three days in the course sequence and pass a test to receive a certificate. There is no charge for the course, and the only requirement is that participants come with a positive attitude and a desire to be a safe boater. Information about Boater Safety classes and Replacement Boater Safety Certificates and on-line classes can be found at www.michigan.gov/dnr. Search boater safety certificate.

Class locations are as follows:

  • Glen Lake Yacht Club, 6617 S. Sunset Drive, Glen Arbor

  • Leelanau County Law Enforcement Center (Emergency Operations Center – Follow the signs to the rear of the building), 8525 E. Government Center Drive, Suttons Bay

  • Northport Fire Hall, 108 W. 8th Street, Northport