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Program Information

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Member Enrollment, Feb. 1

Open Enrollment, Feb. 15

Adventure

Offered

  June 17-21

  June 24-28

  July 8-12

  July 22-26

  August 5-9

  August 12-16

Prerequisites

NONE

Suggested Age

5 - 7

Safe Powerboating Course

Minimum Age Requirement

12 - 18

Offered

 July 15-19

July 29-August 2

 August 5-9

Prerequisites

AGE 12+, None

  • Will be respectful to fellow classmates and instructors

  • Will be attentive and willing to take chances and try new things.

  • The ability to listen and work in groups

One Week, half-day class.  This is an exploratory class for those that love the water and looking to learn how to safely operate a small outboard powerboat.  The concept of Adventure is to introduce a love for boating and life on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.  Topics to be covered may include State and Federal safe boating requirements, safe powerboat handling, basic outboard operation and troubleshooting, some fishing and the ecosystem of the Bay, tides, currents, weather, marine science, and building a love for the sea.  Students may choose to test for their NASBLA Safe Boating Certificate at the end of the class to obtain their powerboating license in the State of Virginia. 

Objective

Safe Powerboating

  • Have fun on the water

  • Learn how to safely operate a powerboat (systems, safety check, docking, low speed manuevering, high speed manuevering, care and maintenance)

  • Learn about different types of powerboats, 2-stroke vs 4-stroke outboards

  • Instill safe habits on the water

  • Traveling to local points of interest by power

  • Learn Knots: Cleat Hitch, Bowline

  • Basic seamanship and navigation

Beginner Sailing

Offered

Each Week of the Summer from

 June 17- August 16 (except July 1-5) 

Prerequisites

NONE

Suggested Age

8 - 13

Offered

June 17-21

July 8-12

July 22-26

August 5-9

Prerequisites

NONE

Suggested Age

13 - 18

Intermediate Sailing

*Additional Regatta and Travel Fees May Apply

Offered

Year Round,

Full Summer, or

By Session

Prerequisites

Opti 1

Suggested Age

8 - 13

Offered

Prerequisites

June 24-28 

July 15-19

July 29-August 2

 

August 12-16

Dinghy 1

Suggested Age

All

Advanced Sailing

*Additional Regatta and Travel Fees May Apply

Offered

Year Round,

Full Summer, or

By Session

Prerequisites

Opti 2

Suggested Age

8 - 15

KITES & WIRES TEAM

*Additional Regatta and Travel Fees May Apply

Offered

Full Summer, or

By Session

Prerequisites

Opti RWB or Dinghy 2

Suggested Age

13 - 18

*Additional Regatta and Travel Fees May Apply

Offered

Full Summer, or

By Session

Prerequisites

Opti RWB or Dinghy 2

Suggested Age

13 - 18

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