Safe Powerboat Handling - Youth Only
Tuesday, Aug 16, 2022 (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Thursday, Aug 18, 2022 (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
Friday, Aug 19, 2022 (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
This course covers the same content as the Adult Safe Powerboat Handling course but we tailor it for our junior audience. Any junior that drives the family boat or runabout, is considering a job teaching sailing, or just wants to experience the fun of driving a powerboat should take this opportunity!
This hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their boat handling skills with training in both the classroom and on the water. The US Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) have approved this course and an increasing number of states have recognized it as meeting their requirements for a state boating safety education certificate. The class is taught on the Chicago Yacht Club's fleet of rigid hull inflatables and the skills you will learn on these boats are TRANSFERABLE to boats of all sizes.
All students must be between 13-18 years of age and have a completed Illinois boating education certificate before the first class.
On-the-Water Sessions Classroom Sessions Engine & electrical systems Safety, prep & weather Starting procedures Maneuvering concepts Docking Registration and capacities Leaving & returning to a slip Equipment requirements Close-quarters maneuvering Prep & fueling procedures Steering a range Aids to Navigations Person in the Water rescue Rules of the Road Proceeding to a destination Environmental Regulations
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