Free boater safety classes this summer.

June 1, 2022

Free boater safety classes this summer.

PENTWATER — Oceana County Sheriff’s Deputy Tim Simon, who is head of the sheriff’s office marine division, is teaching free boater safety classes this summer.

Deputy Simon will administer a test on the last day, and boater safety certificates will be issued to all who pass. This allows those who successfully pass the training to operate personal watercraft, such as wave runners and jet skis, as well as other boats.

Students must attend both days of the class. Students are required to pre-register online. Plenty of space is available. Refreshments will be provided.

Students aged 10 and under must be accompanied by a parent. To sign up, visit boater safety education and scroll down to the date you plan to attend. Certificates will be created online.

There are three different opportunities this summer to take the classes. There will be a session June 23 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Charlie’s Marina in Pentwater; July 14 and 15 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Pentwater Public School; and Aug. 4 and 5 at from 8 a.m. to noon at the newly-rebuilt Pentwater Yacht Club.

Please consider helping to fund local news. Mason County Press and Oceana County Press are available for free thanks to the generous support of our advertisers and individuals. Three ways to help us: Venmo: @MasonCountyPress; Paypal:; Mail a check to PO BOX 21, Scottville, MI 49454. 

This story is copyrighted © 2022, all rights reserved by Media Group 31, LLC, PO Box 21, Scottville, MI 49454. No portion of this story or images may be reproduced in any way, including print or broadcast, without expressed written consent.

As the services of Media Group 31, LLC news services, the information posted within the sites are archivable for public record and historical posterity. For this reason it is the policy and practice of this company to not delete postings. It is the editor’s discretion to update or edit a story when/if new information becomes available. This may be done by editing the posted story or posting a new “follow-up” story. Media Group 31, LLC or any of its agents have the right to make any changes to this policy. Refer to Use Policy for more information.



Area Churches

Subscribe to OCP via email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 12,807 other subscribers