Furthering the enjoyment of boating!

The Eastport Yacht Club is a recognized US Powerboating facility. We will be offering safe powerboating and race committee courses throughout the year. Courses are taught on-site at the Eastport Yacht Club.uspowerboating color new

Available 2017 dates:

  • Check Back In January for 2017 course offerings

Courses

Safe Powerboat Handling - 2 days

This is a 2-day 16 hour course. There is a maximum of 8 students per class. Class is open to members and nonmembers ages 11 and up. If under 15 student must be occompanied by a parent or guardian to ensure they are getting the most out of the course. Cost: $295 EYC member, $355 Non EYC members Click here for course description.

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1 Day Courses

Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling

“Behind the Wheel” & Challenge Test-out This 8- to 12-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who has taken a classroom boating course but needs experience to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their boathandling skills. Students will be expected to study the course materials at home to challenge and pass a written exam covering equipment requirements, rules of the road, aids to navigations, preparation, environment regulations, safety and emergencies. This course focuses on hands-on application of all skills, consequently it is NOT approved by the U.S. Coast Guard or the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) as meeting requirements for a state boating safety education certificate. Prerequisites: state boating education certificate recommended Suggested Age: 12–adult (may be affected by state minimum age) Certification(s) Earned: Safe Powerboat Handling certificate. Cost: $155 EYC Member, $195 Non EYC member. Click here for course description.

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Safety and Rescue Boat

This 8-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who will be using powerboats to perform safety and rescue functions. It is designed for regatta personnel, marine patrols, police and fire rescue personnel, park rangers, and on-the-water sailing instructors and coaches. Prerequisites: Safe Powerboat Handling certificate & proficient boathandling skills. Suggested Age: 12–adult Certification(s) Earned: Safety and Rescue Boat Handling certificate. Cost: $155 EYC Member, $195 Non EYC member Click here for course description.

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Markset - None scheduled for 2016 at this time.

This 10- to 12-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who will be operating a mark-set boat for a race, regatta or event. An operator of a mark-set boat is expected to be able to perform safety, rescue and mark-setting operations. This course is the same as the Safety and Rescue Boat Handling Course, except for the addition of a Mark-Set Boat module. Prerequisites: Safe Powerboat Handling certificate & proficient boathandling skills Suggested Age: 12–adult Certification(s) Earned: Safety and Rescue Boat Handling certificate, Mark-Set Boat Handling. Cost: $155 EYC Member, $195 Non EYC member. Click here for course description.


US Coast Guard & NASBLA Approved

The US Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) have approved these courses and an increasing number of states have recognized it as meeting their requirements for a state boating safety education certificate. These national and state approvals call for the course to include a total of six to eight hours of classroom sessions covering required education topics.

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2016 Jr. Fleet Calendar

Tue Mar 07 @ 3:30PM - 07:00PM
High School Sailing
Sat Apr 22 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
US Powerboating Class
Sat May 20 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
US Powerboating Class
Thu Jun 08 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Level 1 Instructor Training
Sat Jun 10 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
US Powerboating Class
Mon Jun 12 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Pre-Season Class (Private)
Mon Jun 19 @ 9:00AM - 04:00PM
Instructor Training Week
Mon Jun 26 @ 8:30AM - 04:30PM
Junior Sailing Classes
Mon Jun 26 @ 5:30PM - 07:30PM
Opti-Tots
Thu Jun 29 @ 6:00PM - 09:00PM
Adult Sailing Class

Junior Fleet News

BICS for Sale

The Junior Fleet is selling 4, 2012 Open BIC sailboats. All in good condition with one season used sail. $1200 OBO. These are great little boats for kids. Easy to beach launch. Boats are located on rack next to shed. Take a look and take your pick. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if interested.