Boater Safety Taught at Rochester Community House

There are some things that every boater should know to be safe while on the water such as bring extra gear, tell someone where you’re going and how long you’ll be gone, ventilate after refueling, stay dry and warm, but there are still many things that you should be familiar with such as rules, required maintenance, etc. To learn more about boating safety, take Rochester Community House’s special Boater Safety Class.

Taught by DNR certified instructors from MI Safety Class, this two-session course includes an overview of boating and personal watercraft safety. Learn right of way rules, required maintenance and equipment, and review of Michigan Boating Law. Personal watercrafts (PWC) are subject to the same laws as any other boat plus a few laws specific to PWCs. You may take this course at age 11, and upon successful completion, you will receive a Boater Safety Certificate which become valid at age 12. Children must be able to take written test without assistance from a parent. To operate a personal watercraft, you need to be 16 (14 if with a parent), and have a boater safety certificate. Bring a #2 pencil and a pen. This class takes place on Tuesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 23 or Tuesday, July 12 and Thursday, July 14 from 6-9 pm. The cost is $20.

Rochester Community House is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization. SInce 1975, it has been your place in the park for special family events, showers or birthday parties, wedding ceremonies and receptions, community events, meetings and fundraisers. It is located at 816 Ludlow, Rochester, MI 48307. For more information and to register for classes, call 248-651-0622 or visit

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