Safe boating program registration ends April 19

The registration deadline for the Bay Village Schools Boating Education program is Saturday, April 19. Students in grades six through eight are eligible to participate in the nationally recognized Spirit of America program. The registration fee is $10.

The Ohio Boating Education class is on May 3 and 10, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students must attend both days and pass an exam. Because of a conflict with Westlake's music program, students who must leave for an hour or so will be allowed to complete the class. 

The hands-on boating classes in power boats, personal watercraft, sailboats, canoes and kayaks will be held on June 16, 23 and 30 at Whiskey Island Marina. Students who are still in school on June 16, because of snow days, will be scheduled for a make up day. 

Registration materials were available in the last issue of the Observer and are on the web at, click on the Bay/Cuyahoga location. The program is partially funded by the Safe Boating Education grant from the Ohio Division of Watercraft.

George Christ

I am coordinator of the West Cuyahoga Spirit of America Safe Boating Program. The program provides free boating education to 6th- 8th grade students. It is sponsored by the Bay Village Schools and The Spirit of America Foundation. A grant from ODNR -Watercraft helps fund the program. This is the 14th year this program has been in operation.

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