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 2016 dates:

  • April 16 - 17 - Safe Power Boat Handling (SPBH)
  • June 11 - 12 - SPBH
  • July 16 - 17 - SPBH
  • July 24 Rescue Boat - Rescheduled from May. Only 3 spots as of 5/24
  • October 1-2 - SPBH

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: $285 EYC member, $350 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: $145 EYC Member, $185 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: $145 EYC Member, $185 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: $145 EYC Member, $185 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

Wed Jun 29 @ 8:30AM - 04:30PM
Junior Sailing Classes
Fri Jul 08 @ 5:30PM - 08:00PM
Green Fleet Friday
Sat Jul 16 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Safe Powerboat Handling Course
Sun Jul 24 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Rescue Boat Handling Course (Rescheduled Date)
Sat Oct 01 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Safe Powerboat Handling Course

Junior Fleet News

Waterfront Access Program

2016 EYC Junior Fleet is offering members watercraft access for a nominal fee. Our watercraft access program entitles use of our fleet of 4 adult and 4 child kayaks, 6 paddleboards, and 4 Sunfish during the boating season as weather permits. Use of our Sunfish sailboats is subject to preapproval. Visit our members only section for more details.

Adult Sailing

Register for our 2016 Adult Sailing Programs. Learn to sail on Wednesday evenings for 6 weeks during the summer. Open to nonmembers. Tell your firends! Click here for more details.