MENOMINEE — The Menominee County Sheriff’s Office-Marine Division will be sponsoring a boating safety class June 24, 25 and 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Memominee Marina Harbor View Room, 1000 1st St. Participants must attend all three class sessions. This class is free of charge and will be presented by Brian Helfert. 

This class is open to the public from the age of 11 and a half years old and older and is necessary for anyone born on or after July 1, 1996, to operate a motorboat, powered by a motor of more than 6 horse power, by themselves. Persons born after Dec. 31, 1978, must also have passed this class in order to legally operate a personal watercraft (PWC). Parents and other adults are also welcome and encouraged to attend.

The classes will teach: Boating laws and regulations; required safety equipment and how to properly use it as well as how to inspect it to be certain it is still in working condition; personal watercraft (PWC) regulations and issues; navigation rules as well as what different buoys and sound signals represent; navigation lighting; accident prevention; how to handle different types of emergencies; weather and weather-related emergencies; trailering and launching; casting off and docking procedures; parts of different types of boats; pollution prevention along with proper waste and trash disposal; invasive species prevention; and water sports.

People may register by calling the Menominee County Sheriff Department-Marine Division at 906-863-4441, ext. 412; or 800-236-0242, ext. 412.