If you're thinking about hitting the lake this spring or summer, then you'll need to take part in the Candlewood Lake Authority Safe Boating/Personal Watercraft Course.

According to patch.com, the combination Safe Boating / Personal Watercraft certificate can only be earned by those who have taken the Candlewood Lake Authority Marine Patrol's course.

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Boating is serious fun, but each year thousands are injured, some seriously in boating related accidents. Plus this year there are many new rules and regulations that go into effect.

The certification class will be held over the course of two days beginning Friday, April 22 at 5 PM and runs until 9 PM. Then, 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM on Saturday, April 23. The location is Sail Harbour Club Clubhouse in New Fairfield. The cost is just $20, and you can register through April 20.

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