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High School Sailing Team

$400
Calendar Next session starts Sep 11, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 8 weeks

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Learn to sail, race and gain the skills to compete at local, regional or even national level regattas. SUNY Maritime College provides everything needed to participate including sailboats (420s, FJs and Keelboats), coaches, safety boats, and life jackets at one of the best waterfront facilities in the country.  High School Sailing is co-ed and open to both individuals and teams. Sailors from multiple schools will be combined based on skill level, have an opportunity to sail with different partners, and may attend regattas as part of a composite team.

WHAT TO EXPECT: High School Sailing is run like an after-school sport. Monday and Friday practices are run by coaches and waterfront staff and consist of briefings, drills, games and racing on the water. Primarily, practice is sailed in dinghies (420s and FJs) and is complemented by keelboats (J105, J44, Figaro, IC24s) and catamarans (Hobie Waves.) Sailors of all abilities come from different schools to practice together. With a low coach-to-sailor ratio, all participants will develop their skills and take their sailing to a higher level. 

SKILL LEVEL: All skill levels

AGES: 9th-12th grade

PACKING LIST: Please click here for required and recommended gear list - High School Sailing Gear and Packing List

DIRECTIONS: High School Sailing meets in the East Bay of McMurray Hall. Please click here for directions.

Given the latest state mandate to continue to stay at home through May 15th, we are confirming that High School Sailing Spring Session will not start on April 27th, and is currently postponed until further notice. We also anticipate that the spring session will be a shorter season, ending no later than June 19th.

We are however optimistic that we'll all be back on the water this season, so watch here for more updates. We will continue to send email updates to all who have registered and are on the waitlist when we have more information.

Although we are unable to open up registration at this time, if you are interested in joining us this spring, please register for the waitlist. As soon as we know when we can get back on the water, we will contact you to finalize your registration and take payment. There is no fee to register on the waitlist.

Full Course

Launch Tender Package

$400
Calendar Next session starts Sep 12, 2020 at 9 am

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This 2-day, hands-on course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a powerboat, improve their boat handling skills and earn a US Coast Guard License for Limited Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels or Master of Self Propelled Vessels engaged in launch tender service upon inland waters (not more than ½ nautical mile from shore.) This course and license is designed for powerboat operators working as launch drivers at marinas, yacht clubs, waterfront centers and camps.

TOPICS COVERED: Classroom topics: Registration & legal requirements; safety equipment & procedures; safe boat operation; rules of the road & basic navigation; emergency procedures & rendering assistance; weather & the marine environment; and more! Dockside & on-the-water skills: Operations checklists; engine troubleshooting; leaving & returning to a dock or slip; slow and high speed boat handling and close-quarters maneuvering; towing; person in the water recovery; anchoring; and more!

CERTIFICATIONS GRANTED: This is a NY State, USCG and NASBLA approved course. Upon successful completion of the course, on the water skills, and four multiple choice tests, you will receive US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification, which also meets the NY State Safe Boating Certificate requirements, and a SUNY Maritime College Launch Tender certificate, which exempts you from the USCG exam when applying for a Limited Masters or Limited OUPV License. You have 12 months upon completion of the course to submit your complete application to the USCG. You do not need to complete any requirements prior to taking the course.

PRE-REQUISITE: There are no pre-requisites to take the course, but you will need to meet requirements for your USCG license application, including: Sea Time, TWIC Card, Physical exam, including eye exam; drug test.

SKILL LEVEL: All skill levels

**If you do not need the USCG Launch Tender License, we recommend the Safe Powerboat Handling Course.**

AGES: 17 and up

SCHEDULE: 2-day, 16-hr course

Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to open up registration at this time. We hope to get back on the water ASAP. If you’d like to register, please add yourself to the waitlist. As soon as we confirm your selected course will run, we will contact you to take payment and finalize your registration. Registrations will be confirmed in order of your placement on the waitlist; we anticipate there will be an increased demand for powerboat courses this spring, so we do encourage you to sign up. There is no fee to register on the waitlist.

Full Course

Safe Powerboat Handling

$350
Calendar Next session starts Sep 12, 2020 at 9 am
1 additional session on Sep 19, 2020

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Are you serious about learning how to operate a boat safely and building your on-the-water boat handling skills? Get out of the classroom and behind the wheel! Taught by experienced and certified instructors, this 2-day course is the most comprehensive safe boating course available, combining theoretical classroom knowledge with hands-on demonstrations, lessons and on-the-water drills. Whether you are a beginner or experienced powerboat driver, this course is guaranteed to make you a better boater!

TOPICS COVERED: Classroom topics: Boats, motors & terminology; registration & legal requirements; safety equipment & procedures; rules of the road; basic navigation; emergency procedures & rendering assistance; fueling, launching & trailering; weather, and more! Dockside & on-the-water skills: Operations checklists; engine troubleshooting; leaving & returning to a dock or slip; slow and high speed boat handling and close-quarters maneuvering; towing; person in the water recovery; anchoring; and more!

CERTIFICATIONS GRANTED: US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification. This is a NY State, USCG and NASBLA approved course. *This course is approved by NY State to meet the NY State Safe Boating Certificate requirements.

PREREQUISITE: None

SKILL LEVELS: All levels

AGES: 10 years old and up. Children under 12 shall be accompanied by a parent.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE: Anyone looking to learn to operate a powerboat safely and/or practice and improve on-the-water boat handling skills. This is a hands-on driving course, plus classroom theory.

SCHEDULE: 2-day, 16-hr course; weekend and custom-scheduled courses available.

*Please contact waterfront@sunymaritime.edu if you’d like to set up a custom course at your location or ours!*

COURSE MATERIALS: US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling textbook, review questions and logbook.

Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to open up registration at this time. We hope to get back on the water ASAP. If you’d like to register, please add yourself to the waitlist. As soon as we confirm your selected course will run, we will contact you to take payment and finalize your registration. Registrations will be confirmed in order of your placement on the waitlist; we anticipate there will be an increased demand for powerboat courses this spring, so we do encourage you to sign up. There is no fee to register on the waitlist.

Full Course

After School Adventure Sailing

$300
Calendar Next session starts Sep 14, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Beat the back to school blues and keep the summer fun going through the fall in After School Adventure Sailing!

6th-8th graders enjoy recreation and instruction aboard a variety of boats - dinghies, catamarans and keelboats. 

No experience required! Open to beginners, intermediate and advanced sailors.

Join with summer friends or come alone and meet new people. Participants will learn seamanship and sailing skills, explore the East River, and enjoy warm water and great wind - fall is the best time to sail!

For a packing list, please click here: What to Bring to After School Adventure Sailing

DIRECTIONS: Adventure Sailing meets in the East Bay of McMurray Hall. Please click here for directions.

Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to open up registration at this time.  If you are interested in joining us this fall, please register for the waitlist. As soon as we know when we can get back on the water, we will contact you to finalize your registration and take payment. There is no fee to register on the waitlist.

Full Course

Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling

$275
Calendar Next session starts Sep 26, 2020 at 9 am

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Do you already have your State Boating Certificate and want hands-on instruction, and lots of on-the-water time? Taught by experienced and certified instructors, this 1-day course emphasizes hands-on demonstrations, lessons and on-the-water drills. Suitable for all skill levels, this is a hands-on driving course with minimal classroom time for those with prior theoretical and classroom knowledge.

TOPICS COVERED: Dockside & on-the-water skills: Operations checklists; engine troubleshooting; leaving & returning to a dock or slip; slow and high speed boat handling and close-quarters maneuvering; navigation; towing; person in the water recovery; anchoring; and more!

CERTIFICATIONS GRANTED: US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification.

PRE-REQUISITE: None

SKILL LEVEL: All levels

AGES: 12 years old and up.

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE: Anyone looking to learn to operate a powerboat safely and/or practice and improve on-the-water boat handling skills who does not need or already has their state Safe Boating Certificate. This is a hands-on driving course.

SCHEDULE: 1-day, 8-hr course; weekend and custom-scheduled courses available. *Please contact waterfront@sunymaritime.edu if you’d like to set up a custom course at your location or ours!

COURSE MATERIALS: US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling textbook, review questions and logbook.

Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to open up registration at this time. We hope to get back on the water ASAP. If you’d like to register, please add yourself to the waitlist. As soon as we confirm your selected course will run, we will contact you to take payment and finalize your registration. Registrations will be confirmed in order of your placement on the waitlist; we anticipate there will be an increased demand for powerboat courses this spring, so we do encourage you to sign up. There is no fee to register on the waitlist.

Full Course
2021 Maritime Adventure Boat Camp, Grades 5-6
Online Registration Unavailable

2021 Maritime Adventure Boat Camp, Grades 5-6

$1,675
Calendar Next session starts Jun 28, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks
2 additional sessions through Jul 26, 2021

After careful consideration, we determined that Maritime Adventure Waterfront Camps will not be held in the Summer 2020 season. We have posted our dates for the Summer 2021 Season and look forward to sharing the life-changing recipe of water, friends and fun together next year. We will announce the opening date for registrations later this year.

2021 REGISTRATION OPENS: TBD

Session 1: June 28 - July 9, 2021

Session 2: July 12 - July 23, 2021

Session 3: July 26 - Aug 6, 2021

For complete camp program information, including the financial assistance & scholarship application, please visit our website: www.sunymaritime.edu/waterfrontcamps

SUNY Maritime Adventure Camp is licensed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and is inspected twice yearly. Reports are available at SUNY Maritime College Waterfront, 6 Pennyfield Ave, Bronx, NY 10465.

2021 Maritime Adventure Boat Camp, Grades 7-9
Online Registration Unavailable

2021 Maritime Adventure Boat Camp, Grades 7-9

$1,675
Calendar Next session starts Jun 28, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks
2 additional sessions through Jul 26, 2021

After careful consideration, we determined that Maritime Adventure Waterfront Camps will not be held in the Summer 2020 season. We have posted our dates for the Summer 2021 Season and look forward to sharing the life-changing recipe of water, friends and fun together next year. We will announce the opening date for registrations later this year.

2021 REGISTRATION OPENS: TBD

Session 1: June 28 - July 9, 2021

Session 2: July 12 - July 23, 2021

Session 3: July 26 - Aug 6, 2021

For complete camp program information, including the financial assistance & scholarship application, please visit our website: www.sunymaritime.edu/waterfrontcamps

SUNY Maritime Adventure Camp is licensed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and is inspected twice yearly. Reports are available at SUNY Maritime College Waterfront, 6 Pennyfield Ave, Bronx, NY 10465.

2021 Maritime Adventure Splash Camp - Grades 3-4
Online Registration Unavailable

2021 Maritime Adventure Splash Camp - Grades 3-4

$550
Calendar Next session starts Jun 28, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 1 week
5 additional sessions through Aug 2, 2021

After careful consideration, we determined that Maritime Adventure Waterfront Camps will not be held in the Summer 2020 season. We have posted our dates for the Summer 2021 Season and look forward to sharing the life-changing recipe of water, friends and fun together next year. We will announce the opening date for registrations later this year.

2021 REGISTRATION OPENS: TBD

DESCRIPTION
This program is for campers entering 3rd & 4th grade in the fall.  Six 1-week sessions available. You may register for multiple sessions.

Campers will experience the fun of the waterfront! Activities include: sailing, powerboating, swimming, marine environmental science and games. Swimming skills not required.

Splash Camp is from 9am-2pm. Extended Day is available from 2pm-5pm, you must register separately and in advance.

For all the camp details, including the financial assistance application, please visit our camp website: www.sunymaritime.edu/waterfrontcamps

SUNY Maritime Adventure Camp is licensed by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and is inspected twice yearly. Reports are available at SUNY Maritime College Waterfront, 6 Pennyfield Ave, Bronx, NY 10465.





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