Once again we had a great time with Ladies Days on the Lake. We had Thirty two eager and excited women show up for this special event to learn how to safely operate watercraft on the lake. The day was filled with fun activities but most important – it was set up for teaching these ladies the importance of safety on the lake. DNR under the command of Sgt. Karen Swink was there to teach each participant, individually, how to operate a boat on the open waters of Lake Murray. Also they were taught how to launch and retrieve boats, using DNR trucks and trailers.
Columbia Powers Sports, owner Wayne Wilkes provided personal water craft. Kollin Wilkes taught the ladies how PWC’s operate and how to ride them safely. The Ladies were able to ride around the lake, jumping the waves and having fun but most important it was all done with the purpose of learning how to safely operate a personal water craft.
Elaine Price, past Commander of the Lake Murray Power Squadron again provided a comprehensive and informative safety presentation that included the proper use of marine equipment. This included personal floatation devises, signaling equipment, marine radios, rules of the road and reference markers and lights on the lake. This is a small sampling of the things that Elaine taught the group.
Lake Murray Association would like to thank Jason Lusk and the staff of Lighthouse Marina, SC Department of Natural Resources, Lake Murray Power Squadron and Columbia Power Sports for once again offering their time and expertise to help promote Safety on Lake Murray.