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It’s that time of year again! Wrapping up 2018, getting ready for the holidays and trying to navigate the cold, wintery days of Chicago. At CYW, we prefer to stay focused on the warm boating days ahead. In the spirit of preparing to get back out on the water, we’ve released our Boating Class schedule for 2019.

This is always a great time to brush up on your skills for the upcoming season and we are starting out with the most important of all, Off-Shore First Aid. What happens if you’re out on the water and the unexpected happens? We’ll teach you!

GIFTS FOR THE HOLIDAYS?

Also, we’ve discovered that Boating Classes make great gifts for the holidays! We have gift cards available for every class. Reach out to Capt. Scott Souders (scott@chicagoyachtworks.com) to request a gift card.

Here is our schedule for first classes for 2019. Join us! You can find the link to each class registration below.


February 9-10: Off-Shore First Aid

CYA is partnering with the Wilderness Medicine Institute to bring you the basic First Aid training you need to care for your crew out on the water. If you like to spend time on boats racing or just with friends and family, or recreate outdoors, this course is for you.
Ages: 16 – Adult
Prerequisites: None
Certifications Earned: WMI NOLS Wilderness First Aid Certificate

*April 27-28: Safe Powerboat Handling

This 14-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.
Ages: 16 – Adult
Prerequisites: None
Certifications Earned: US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certificate

*April 27: Marine Radio Operations

Learn what takes to sound like a pro on the radio and effectively communicate with Coast Guard, Marine Police, bridges, locks, and other boats.

*May 4: Basic Powerboat Cruising

This on-the-water course is designed for mariners who want to learn how to safely operate a powerboat larger than 30 feet and improve their boat handling skills.
Ages: 16 – Adult
Certifications Earned: US Powerboating Basic Cruising Certificate

*May 11: Locks & River Passage Making

This 14-hour course takes place both in the classroom and on the water. You’ll learn how to operate a vessel larger than 30 feet and improve your boating skills.

*May 11: Play Pen Anchoring

This four-hour on-the-water class teaches the skills needed to confidently navigate and anchor in a heavy populated moorage. Students will get the opportunity to first-hand anchor a boat aboard a CYA yacht.

*July 20: Coastal Cruising & Night Navigation

Learn how to safely operate a powerboat and improve your boat handling skills on actual boats. This is a 14-hour hands-on, on-the-water course where students will gain the required education for standard boat handling.
Ages: 16 – Adult
Prerequisites: Basic Powerboat Cruising
Certifications Earned: US Powerboating Inshore Powerboat Cruising Certificate and US Powerboating Night Operations Certificate

We’re excited to enjoy the rest of the summer with all of you! If you have any further questions, please reach out to Capt. Scott Souders at scott@chicagoyachtworks.com


*Additional dates available. Please see website for additional class dates and registration.

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