Lake Norman is the largest lake in North Carolina and probably one of the busiest; along with this three area organizations, within the area, are still offering classes to acquaint boaters with rules of the water. In addition, 14 and 15 year-olds cannot operate a personal watercraft alone in North Carolina unless they have successfully completed an approved boating safety education course. Below are a few places offering boat safety classes and the locations.
•1) Power Squadron
The Lake Norman Sail and Power Squadron are offering ABC Safe Boating classes. Courses are from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM; $35.00 fee and lunch is included. For more information and to register, please contact Clyde Starr at (704)947-2729 or visit www.usps.org/localusps/lakenorman .
July 12 - Lake Norman VFD; Brawley School Road, Mooresville, NC
September 6 - Denver United Methodist Church; 3910 N NC 16, Denver, NC
•2) Coast Guard Auxiliary
Members of Coast Guard Auxiliary flotillas 17-6 and 17-8 offering classes in our area. Courses are from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM; $45.00 fee. Teen students must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please contact (704)663-3333 or (704)663-5733 or e-mail: email@example.com .
July 19 - King's Point Marina; 17939 Kings Point Drive, Cornelius, NC
Coast Guard Auxiliary also offers classes in navigation, GPS, communications, safety drills and nomenclature.
•3) Lighthouse Marine Service
Most classes through Lighthouse Marine Service, a nonprofit service, are taught by Coast Guard licensed captains. Boating safety classes are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. For more information, please contact (704)587-0325, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit http://www.lmservice.org/.
July 12 - Peninsula Yacht Club; 18501 Harbor Light Blvd., Cornelius, NC
August 2 - King's Point Marina; 17939 Kings Point Drive, Cornelius, NC
September 6 - Gander Mountain; Norman Station, Mooresville, NC
October 4 - King's Point Marina; 17939 Kings Point Drive, Cornelius, NC
Lighthouse Marine Service also offers specially classes:
July 10 - "About Lake Norman"; Gander Mountain; Norman Station, Mooresville, NC; 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM or 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
September 11 - "Lake Norman GPS/Fish Finder"; Gander Mountain; Norman Station, Mooresville, NC; 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM or 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
NOW GO OUT AND HAVE SOME "SAFE" FUN ON LAKE NORMAN. BE SAFE!
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Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit http://www.teresamharris.com/ for your relocation and/or your local needs.
Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com
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