The PYC stresses safe boating! One of the ways to do this is to contact the Lake Norman Sail and Power Squadron and their Safe Boating Classes.
USCG Auxiliary Flotilla 26-01 Lake Norman, NC
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.