Boat, water safety classes offered on Gull Lake
The Gull Chain of Lakes Association (GCOLA) in conjunction with Cass and Crow Wing County Water Patrols, Department of Natural Resources enforcement and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will sponsor two boat and water safety classes for all youths ages 12 to 17.
Classes will be Tuesday, June 11, and Thursday, June 27, at Zorbaz Restaurant on County Road 77 in Lake Shore. Class starts at 8:30 a.m.
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 horsepower.
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.
GCOLA will give participants a life jacket. The sheriff’s office strongly recommends that all young people in this age bracket take the class.
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 at 651-290-5770 during the day. Class size is limited.