- Young people aged 14 or 15 years who want to ride a jet ski or drive a boat should register for a REQUIRED Boating Safely course. Please visit CPW's Boating Safely Page for more information and to register here for a class near you!
- Classes are usually offered May-September of each year. The cost of the course is $15.00 per student and the student will study at home from a book and come to a "sit-down" or virtual review class and take the test.
- Students can purchase and download an ebook for $4.99 here or if you are unable to purchase and use the electronic manual, please call 303-291-7575 or email email@example.com to request a physical manual. Please allow time for mailing from Denver.
- The student must pass the test to receive their Boating Safely ID card and must carry it with them while boating (like a driver's license).
Safe speed while boating:
Every vessel shall at all times proceed at a safe speed so that proper and effective action can be taken to avoid collision and so that the vessel may be stopped within a distance appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions.
In determining a safe speed the following factors shall be among those taken into account by all vessels.
(1) The state of visibility;
(2) The traffic density including concentration of fishing vessels or any other vessels;
(3) The maneuverability of the vessel with special reference to stopping distance and turning ability in the prevailing conditions;
(4) At night the presence of background light such as from shore lights or from back scatter of its own lights;
(5) The state of wind, sea, and current, and the proximity of navigational hazards;
(6) The draft in relation to the available depth of water.
No vessel shall, under any condition or in any manner, exceed forty (40) miles per hour, except during authorized race events and patrol vessels operating in emergencies.