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Boating Safety:

Youth Boating
- Minnesota law requires youths ages 12 - 17 to have either a Minnesota Watercraft Operator's Permit or a similar certification from their home state.

WCYC and C&C Boat Works sponsor these classes, presented by the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Water Patrol.  They teach the basics of safe boat operation and the students complete the state exam themselves.  Each session is followed by lunch (pizza of course - it's at Zorbaz!) and allows for on-the-water training supervised by the instructors.  Participants do not need to be club members (or children of members) to register.

Registration is open and available here:
 Wednesday June 23 (class is full) and Wednesday July 21

Boating Safety Instruction Classes for Women (aka 'Women at the Helm') -
These free boating basics and safety classes, co-sponsored by Bertha Boatworks, are designed for those not generally at the helm or are new to operating their own boat.  Participants learn how to start and stop their vessel, how to dock it, and basic handling principals.  Also included are descriptions of what causes boating mishaps and how to minimize them, how to handle emergencies if you need to take over, what equipment should be on board, and common boating jargon.

Note from a recent participant:
Members --
Thanks so much for hosting the recent "Women at the Helm" class at Bertha Boatworks.  What we learned was really valuable and Jonny was so patient with us "nervous women" landing at the docks.  It's a really worthwhile thing to host.
I would really recommend it to others, thanks so much!

We plan to hold these classes on June 18th and July 16th, 2021 (the third Fridays of those months). Registration is scheduled to be available May 21st and are open to all women, members or not.  Minimum class size is 5 people.

Registration is open and available here
 July 16

Water Safety / Swimming Classes:

WCYC has been sponsoring accredited swimming lessons since 1968. Over that time, more than 4000 swimmer sessions have been taught.  Lessons are offered each July to children 5 years of age and older and are offered at no charge.

These classes cover basic skills for safely being in and enjoying our lakes.

Classes are half an hour long, starting at 10:30 am for the Advanced Group and go until 12:30 pm, finishing with the Beginners. Classes are held regardless of weather.

The dates for Water Safety/Swim Classes in 2021 are planned to be:
Session I July 5 – 9
Session II July 12 - 16
Session III July 19 - 23

Registration is now open - Swimming / Water Safety Classes Registration