The Eastport Yacht Club is a recognized US Powerboating facility.

We offer 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. US Sailing Course materials are provided.  Private Lessons are also available.

2020 Course Dates: Registration Open 1/6

  • April 25-26: Safe Powerboat Handling
  • May16-17: NEW 2-Day Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling
  •  June 1-4: Junior Safe Powerboat Handling - Ages 11-16 *(5:00-8pm) **Must have MD Safe Boating certification prerequisite - Registration Link click 'Summer Sailing'
  • June 13: Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling
  • July 18: Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling
  • August 17-20: Junior Safe Powerboat Handling - Ages 11-16 * (9am-1pm) - Registration Link click 'Summer Sailing'
  • September 12-13: NEW 2-Day Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling
  • October 3: Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling 
(Early Bird Registration discounts until March 31)
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  • Courses
    • 2 Day Courses

      Safe Powerboat Handling  

      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: $335 EYC member, $385 Non EYC members. US Sailing Course materials are provided.
      Click here for more course description.
      S1: April 25-26 (8am-6pm)
      J1: June 1-4 For Juniors Ages 11-16 *(5:00-8pm) ** Must have MD Safe Boating License submitted prior to May 1.
      J2: August 17-20 For Juniors Ages 11-16 *(9am-1pm)


      Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling

      “Behind the Wheel” 
      This NEW 2-day 16 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 have added on-water practice spread out over 2 days. Students will be expected to study the course materials prior at home to challenge and pass a written exam at end of course covering equipment requirements, rules of the road, aids to navigation, preparation, environment regulations, safety and emergencies. Prerequisites: State Boating Education certificate. Suggested Age: 12 and up. (may be affected by state minimum age)Certification(s) Earned: Safe Powerboat Handling certificate.
      Cost: $335 EYC member, $385 Non EYC members. US Sailing Course materials are provided.
      S2: May 16-17 (9am-5pm)
      S5: September 12-13 (9am-5pm)

      If you have questions contact our Waterfront Manager.


      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 boat handling 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 navigation, 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: $215 EYC Member, $245 Non EYC member. US Sailing Course materials are provided.
      Click here for more course description.
      S3: June 13 (8am-6pm)
      S4: July 18 (8am-6pm)
      S6: October 3 (8am-6pm)
      If you have questions contact our Waterfront Manager.


      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 race committee, 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. Click here for course description.
      Sorry, Not offered at this time
      If you have questions contact our Waterfront Manager.


      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. Click here for course description.
      Sorry, Not offered at this time


      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.

      If you have questions contact our Waterfront Manager.

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