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GCLA offers boat, water safety classes

Posted: May 7, 2013 - 5:45pm

GCLA offers boat, water safety classes

The Gull Chain of Lakes Association in conjunction with Cass and Crow Wing County Water Patrols, DNR Enforcement and U.S. Army Corps of Engineer is sponsoring two boat and water safety classes for all youths ages 12 to 17. According to Minnesota state law, all teens ages 13-17 are required to have a permit to operate a personal watercraft and all youth ages 12-17 must have a permit to operate a boat with a motor of over 25 HP.

This class not only goes through all rules and regulations, but also provides all participants some hands-on boat operation training as well. This class qualifies participants for the required permits.

The sheriff’s office strongly recommends that all young people in this age bracket take the class.

Two classes will be offered: Tuesday, June 11, and Thursday, June 27, at Zorbaz Restaurant on County Road 77 in Lake Shore. Class starts at 8:30 a.m.

Zorbaz will provide lunch for participants at no cost.

All who are interested should call Mary Kay Larson at the Corps of Engineers for details and pre-registration. She can be reached during the day at 651-290-5770. Class size is limited.

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