GCOLA TO OFFER YOUTH BOATING SAFETY CLASSES
In collaboration with Cass and Crow Wing Counties, GCOLA is proud to announce the dates of our 2022 Youth Boaters Safety Course. Space is limited so call today to reserve your child's spot.
The attendees must be between 12-17. They will receive a free life jacket, pizza lunch provided by Zorbaz on Gull, and most importantly a MN watercraft operator's permit.
Classes are held at the Gull Lake Yacht club from 9-1 on the following dates:
Call Mary Kay Larson at 218-831-5656 to
reserve your spot.
Thank you GCOLA members, your dues
and donations make this course a success!
MINNESOTA DNR BOAT & WATER SAFETY EDUCATION
Safety on the water is the responsibility of everyone involved. The Minnesota DNR offers education opportunities listed on the following website page: Boat and water safety education - MnDNR
Watercraft Operator’s Permit - Complete the online boating safety course to receive a youth Minnesota water operator’s permit (12 to 17 years old). In addition, this course may be required for youth and adults who plan on boating in Canada.
WATER SPORTS INDUSTRY ASSOC. (WSIA) PROPER BOAT USAGE GUIDELINES
The Water Sports Industry Association is dedicated to the proper use of all water sports boating, especially wake board boats. They have allowed us to link to their website and feature videos and other water sports safety information.
With boating safety being more important than ever, driver’s etiquette is of equal importance, so we can continue to enjoy our activities long into the future. Learn how to drive respectfully, so we can all enjoy our waterways without having issues. WSIA cannot stress the importance of this enough. Thank you for helping us spread the word.
WSIA Captain’s Etiquette Video: http://www.wsia.net/wsia-captains-etiquette-video/