The Lake George Park Commission will again be holding free 8-hour NYS Boater Safety Courses for the interested public. Satisfactory completion of this course provides the attendee with a NYS Boater Safety Certificate which is required to operate a vessel in NYS for anyone born after May 1, 1996. The certification is also required for all operators of PWC’s/Jetskis in NYS. Participants in the class must be at least 10 years old. Three courses are scheduled as follows:
• Saturday, April 1, 9:30-5:30, Great Upstate Boat Show, The “Dome” Adirondack Sports Complex, register at www.thegreatupstateboatshow.com, click on seminars.
• Saturday, June 17, 9am-5pm, Lake George Association, call 518-668-3558
• Monday/Tuesday, July 10 & 11, 9am-1pm, Bolton Fire Hall, call 518-668-9347
These free training classes are conducted by Lake George Park Commission Marine Patrol officers who are certified trainers under the NYS Parks Boater Safety Education Program. Participants will learn safe boat handling and docking procedures, the navigational “rules of the road” on the water, the importance of personal safety and responsibility, handling a boat, and much more. These trainings are part of the Commission’s ongoing public safety initiatives for all boaters in the region.