The most important work of
the Water Safety Committee is the organizing of a
Boat Safety Class. The State of Michigan is
very strict in enforcing boater safety rules.
This includes the safety of, not only, boaters, but
those on Personal Watercraft. In view of this,
the Homeowners Association, in conjunction with the
Van Buren county Sheriff's Marine Division, conduct
an annual safety class.
The state regulation
requires the following:
Persons born after
December 31, 1978 shall not operate a boat or
personal watercraft unless they obtain a Boat Safety
The operator who is
12 years or older, but less than 14 years of age,
may use a personal watercraft, but that person must
be accompanied ;by a parent or a legal guardian.
That parent or
guardian must have a Boat Safety Certificate,
regardless of age.
Next years Boat Safety
Class will be held on June 13, 2015, at the Sister
Lakes Fire Station, from 8 AM to 2 PM (Michigan time).
Department wants to limit the class size to 25, due
to space limitations.
Free signs are available
to attach to your swim rafts. They are
reflective, self adhesive and offer improved
visibility to protect rafts and watercraft
cruising at night. They also have our
website address so you can keep up with
activities on Big and Little Crooked Lakes.
Contact us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org regarding RAFT