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Basic Powerboat Cruising

Powerboat Classes
Sailing Classes

Beginner to intermediate, 33 ft. boats and larger equipped with through-hull prop shafts and rudders

This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a powerboat and improve their boat handling skills on actual boats. The US Coast Guard has approved this course and recognizes it as a standard in boat handling. Classroom sessions and on-the-water sessions totaling six to eight hours each, covering required education topics in which students learn:

On-the-Water Sessions

Starting procedures

Docking alongside

Close-quarters maneuvers

Steering a range

Proceeding to a destination

Person in Water rescue

Engine & yacht systems

Classroom Sessions

Safety, prep & weather

Maneuvering concepts

Registration & capacities

Equipment requirements

Prep & fueling procedures

Navigation and rules of the road

Aids to navigation

Environmental regulations

Prerequisites: none

Ages 18+

Certification(s) Earned: US Powerboating Basic Powerboat Cruising certificate.

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Basic Powerboat Cruising
Basic Powerboat Cruising
When
May 04, 2024, 9:00 AM – May 05, 2024, 5:00 PM
Where
Chicago Yacht Works,
2550 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
Basic Powerboat Cruising
Basic Powerboat Cruising
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When
Jun 08, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 09, 2024, 5:00 PM
Where
Chicago Yacht Works,
2550 S Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL 60608, USA
Basic Powerboat Cruising
Basic Powerboat Cruising
When
Aug 03, 2024, 9:00 AM – Aug 04, 2024, 5:00 PM
Where
Location is TBD
Basic Powerboat Cruising
Basic Powerboat Cruising
When
Sep 07, 2024, 9:00 AM – Sep 08, 2024, 5:00 PM
Where
Chicago,
Burnham Harbor, Chicago, IL 60605, USA

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