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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 by a US Sailing certified Powerboat Instructor. We use EYC's Junior powerboat fleet of 13', 15', and 17' Boston Whalers. Private Lessons are also available.

Available 2018 dates:

  • April 21 - Accelerated SPH
  • April 22 -  Accelerated SPH
  • May 5-6 - Safe Powerboat Handling
  • June 9 -  Accelerated SPH
  • June 10 - Rescue Boat
  • June 12-15, 6PM to 9PM - Accelerated SPH
  • August 18-19 - Safe Powerboat Handling
  • August 20-23, 9AM to 1PM - Safe Powerboat Handling for Juniors - Ages 12-16
  • September 15 - Accelerated SPH
  • September 16 - Accelerated SPH
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Courses

Safe Powerboat Handling - 2 Days (or Junior 4 Day Camp/Aug 20-23)

This is a 16 hour course. There is a maximum of 8 students per class. Class is open to members and nonmembers ages 12 and up. If under 15 recommend a parent or guardian attend to ensure student is getting the most out of the course. Cost: $310 EYC member, $355 Non EYC members Click here for course description.

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1 Day Courses

Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling (or 4 Evenings/June 12-15)

“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  Suggested Age: 12–adult (may be affected by state minimum age). If under 15 recommend a parent or guardian attend to ensure student is getting the most out of the course. Certification(s) Earned: Safe Powerboat Handling certificate. Cost: $195 EYC Member, $225 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: 15–adult Certification(s) Earned: Safety and Rescue Boat Handling certificate. Cost: $195 EYC Member, $225 Non EYC member Click here for course description.

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Markset

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: 15–adult Certification(s) Earned: Safety and Rescue Boat Handling certificate, Mark-Set Boat Handling. Cost: $195 EYC Member, $225 Non EYC member. Click here for course description.

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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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