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To say this winter has given all of us a good taste of cabin fever would be an understatement. We are counting down the days until spring and luckily, it’s not too far away. We are glad to see all of you signing up for classes to dust off your boating knowledge – or to learn the basics for the first time. Our first priority is keeping you safe on the water.

Check out the Spring Class schedule below and register for classes before they sell out!

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.

More class dates available here.

May 4-5: Basic Powerboat Cruising

3 SPOTS LEFT!

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

More class dates available here.

May 11-12: 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.

More class dates available here.

*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.

More class dates available here.

May 18-19: Safe Powerboat Handling

The April 27th class is sold out! There are 4 spots left for May. Sign up sooner than later!

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

More class dates available here.

 

We’re excited to get out on the water with you soon! If you have any further questions, please reach out to Capt. Scott Souders at scott@chicagoyachtworks.com


 

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