Boater Safety Classes 2017-05-22T13:33:16+00:00

Boater Safety

2017 Boater Safety Class

Date:  Saturday, June 17, 2017

Time:  9 am until 3 pm [lunch provided courtesy of BSLA]

Location:  StarLite Pavilion [Behind the Lake Township Fire Station]

Cost:  Free

BSLA in conjunction with our partners at the Lake County Sheriff’s Department will have a boater safety class on Saturday, June 18, 2017 from 9 am to 3 pm [lunch provided].  We will have a certified instructor conducting this class.

The class will focus on teaching the young aspiring boat operator safe boating practices; how to avoid dangerous situations; the laws relating to operating a boat; and the importance of obeying all safety laws and practices.  Those participants who successfully complete the training will receive their Boating Safety Certificate.

BSLA takes boating safety very seriously.  We need everyone who uses Big Star Lake for any reason to make safety the highest priority.  The whole lake community’s goal each year is an accident and injury free boating season on Big Star Lake.  Being courteous and following the boating rules will help make 2018 a safe boating season.

Please mark your calendars so you [or your child] can earn a Boating Safety Certificate this summer.

Remember! Safety experts strongly encourage the that everyone on the lake use a PFD (personal flotation devices).

BSLA has made available resuscitators and a few first aid items available at several locations around the lake shoreline.   These emergency response items are stored in specially marked mail boxes placed on posts back from the water on the beach. The location of these boxes is shown on the lake map which the BSLA makes available at the July all member meeting. Please become familiar with the location of these emergency supplies in your area. Remember in the case of an accident you may be the first responder and the only one available to save a life.

Please contact me at or call me at (616) 916-8864 if you have any questions.

Thanks and Safe Boating!

Carol Steely