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Boat Safety Education
Persons required to have successfully completed a boater education course must carry their boater education certificate on board and make it available upon request by a law enforcement officer.
For more information on the boating safety rules "Click Here".
New Information on electric foils and surfboards
Elkhart Lake Improvement Association President, John Schott, recently had a conversation with a representative of the Wisconsin DNR regarding e foils and surf foils. (some of which are pictured above) Discussion revolved around how WI boating rules and regulations apply to the new electric watercraft. Here is a brief synopsis of the discussion:
They are powered watercraft and as such, they need to be registered and display numbers and the annual/biannual stickers.
Operators must follow the same boating laws as when they are operating any other power watercraft.
Operators need to follow all slow-no-wake regulations. ("Slow-No-Wake Speed" means that speed at which a boat moves as slowly as possible while still maintaining steerage control.)
Operators of these watercraft need to operate 200 ft from shore and 100 feet from other watercraft.
We will keep you posted as we receive more information........
Did you Know..........
The Elkhart Lake Improvement Association (ELIA) mission is to preserve, promote and enhance the general welfare of the lake and the safety of those who use it. Founded in 1964, ELIA is a volunteer-run, member-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Our Organization has been protecting Elkhart Lake since 1964. Over the years, the lake has faced many threats to its beautiful blue waters. While the Lake has seen changes, our commitment to Keep Elkhart Blue has not.
Please help us to protect Elkhart Lake now and for generations to come by being part of the solution: become a member, volunteer, shop our store, donate. Together, we keep Elkhart Lake blue.
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