The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission requires that “Vessel operators born on or after January 1, 1988 must have successfully completed a Boating Safety Education course to operate a vessel with a motor of 10 horsepower or more.” Education Officer, Russ Klein of the LNSPS anticipates higher enrollment driven by increasing boating injuries, fatalities and law enforcement presence on the water. In addition, the population of boaters required to have taken this class grows every year, thus increasing demand. Parents and children (at least 10 years old) are encouraged to attend together.
2017 Class Schedule:
Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Duke Energy Environmental Center (McGuire Nuclear station Rd., Huntersville, NC). Class limited to 40 students
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at Lake Norman Volunteer Fire Department (1518 Brawley School Rd, Mooresville, NC). Class limited to 40 students.
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at Huntersville United Methodist Church (14005 Stumptown Rd., Huntersville, NC). Class limited to 50 students.
Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Mt Zion United Methodist Church (19600 Zion Street, Cornelius, NC). Class limited to 70 students.