Safe boating course May 10 at Lake Wylie

April 26, 2014 

Safe boating course May 10

Catawba Sail & Power Squadron will hold the America’s Boating Course from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 10 at Lake Wylie Marina.

This one-day class ends with an exam to earn a certificate that qualifies boaters for insurance discount and qualifies 13 to 16 year olds to legally operate a boat or personal watercraft.

Cost of the manual is $35, which can be shared. Lunch can be provided for $5.

Review the first four chapters of the manual prior to class. To register, call 803-831-8252 or 803-548-5362.

Marine group meets monthly

Lake Wylie Marine Commission meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at various locations in York, Gaston and Mecklenburg counties. The public is invited. For more information and meeting locations, visit lakewyliemarinecommission.com.

Lake info available on app

Duke Energy has made its lake information smartphone friendly.

The site can be accessed on a smartphone at m.duke-energy.com. The default menu shows an option for Lakes and Recreation.

Duke Energy’s lake information websites – which include recreational water release schedules, lake levels and alerts – attract thousands of hits each month. The number rises steadily when heavy rainfall causes high water conditions at the lakes managed by the company.

In addition to accessing the new mobile-enabled website, boaters can check real-time lake levels and updates at duke-energy.com/lakes/levels.asp, and on Duke Energy’s lake information phone line at 800-829-5253.

Scuba club dives into events

The Carolina Scuba & Adventure Club meets monthly at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill. Club members will participate in beach cleanups, including an underwater cleanup. Email carolinascubaadventure@gmail.com.

Dive team needs volunteers

The York County Emergency Response Team is seeking volunteers to join the team.

The team does water-related search, rescue and recovery, swift water rescue, low-angle rope rescue and searches for missing people.

Scuba divers and nondivers are needed. Visit yorkcountyert.com to find out more.

For more information, call 803-372-7593.

Thursday night tourneys ongoing

Thursday Night Tournament Trail continues on Lake Wylie.

Registration begins at 5:15 p.m. at Buster Boyd Access Area. Blast-off is at 6:30 p.m. Entry fee costs $40 per boat.

For more information, visit lwtt.org.

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