One of the core tenants of FLG’s mission is the safe and fun enjoyment of our lake. That’s why promoting boating safety has always played a significant role in our work.
Every year, thousands of boating and water sport enthusiasts take to Lake Glenville to fish, sail, water ski, and other recreation activities. We want to make certain that the public is safe, responsible, and free to enjoy boating activities by promoting awareness and practice of the laws, rules and regulations that all should observe.
Know the Risks
Careless use of a boat or jet ski is more than just a nuisance; it can be deadly as well. Motor-powered boats and jet skis can reach speeds of over 70mph. In the hands of an inexperienced driver, they can put their own life and the lives of others at risk. Ignorance, not malice, is often behind accidents, property damage or other hazardous events that take place on the lake.
Know the Rules
Just as there are rules for driving a car or truck or operating heavy machinery, there are rules for driving a boat or operating a jet ski. It is your responsibility to know, understand and act in accordance with any national, state or regional laws, rules or regulations.
- Vessel Operator’s Guide: This Vessel Operator’s Guide is produced by the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission as a convenient reference to the requirements of North Carolina boating laws and regulations. Download it here.
Use Our Tools
Boating Etiquette Guidelines: Common sense and respect for your fellow boaters go a long way to making everyone’s experience on the water and enjoyable one. These basic etiquette guidelines from BoatSafe.com are just a beginning. Look for additional guidelines posted at boat ramps and marinas around Lake Glenville.
Boating Safety Courses: Look for FLG-sponsored boating safety courses at the firehouse in Sylva and other courses available in our area. Check the FLG Calendar for the most up-to-date listings.