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Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling

$275
Calendar Next session starts Apr 11, 2020 at 9 am
3 additional sessions through Jun 20, 2020

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

Safe Powerboat Handling

$350
Calendar Next session starts Apr 25, 2020 at 9 am
5 additional sessions through 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

High School Sailing Team

$400
Calendar Next session starts Apr 27, 2020 at 4 pm, runs for 8 weeks
1 additional session on Sep 11, 2020

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.

We may continue to adjust the start date of high school sailing, as necessary. 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 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 May 2, 2020 at 9 am
2 additional sessions through Jun 6, 2020

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

NY State Boating Safety Certificate - Maritime students only

$15
Calendar Next session starts May 6, 2020 at 6 pm

This 8-hr classroom course provides strong foundational knowledge for safe boating. Taught by experienced and certified instructors, this course focuses on information that will keep you safe and legally compliant on the water. Dockside demonstrations are used to enhance the learning process.

Topis covered: Safety equipment & procedures; safe boat operation; rules of the road; basic navigation; emergency procedures & rendering assistance; fueling, launching & trailering; personal watercraft; the marine environment; and, much more!

Certifications: NY State Boating Safety Certificate (sometimes mistakenly referred to as a “boating license.”) This is a NY State and NASBLA approved course.

Prerequisite: None

Skill level: All levels

Ages: 10 years old and up

Who should take this course: Anyone looking to gain theoretical knowledge on safe boating. If you were born before May 1, 1996, this course is not required to operate a boat (but we think you’ll agree, it is a really good idea!) Insurance companies often offer discounts to boat owners who hold this certification.

If you were born on or after May 1, 1996: a NY State Safe Boating Certificate is required to operate any powerboat.

If you are between 10-18 years of age: a NY State Safe Boating Certificate is required to operate a powerboat without adult supervision.

Personal Water Craft (PWC) – e.g., Jet Ski: A NY State Safe Boating Certificate is required for all ages to operate a Personal Water Craft. You must be at least 14 years old to operate a PWC in NY.

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

Boat Handling Practice Day

$225
Calendar Next session starts Jun 7, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Looking to continue your on-the-water training or need a little practice before the summer season starts? Join us for this unique on-the-water clinic. Instructors will run drills in the 17-foot center console Boston Whalers with a small group of students and plenty of hands-on drive time. This is a hands-on, on-the-water class with lots of drive time.

TOPICS COVERED: Dockside & on-the-water skills: Operations checklists, engine troubleshooting, leaving and returning to a dock or slip; holding position; pivot turn; backing; slow and high-speed boat handling; close-quarters maneuvering; towing; person-in-the-water recovery; anchoring; and anything else you want to work on!

CERTIFICATION GRANTED: None

PRE-REQUISITE: Basic boat handling skills. This is not a class for people beginning to learn power boating skills.

SKILL LEVEL: All levels with previous hands-on training

AGES: 12 years old and up

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE: This course is perfect for those who have completed Safe Powerboat Handling and want to keep developing their skills; Level 1 instructors preparing for the summer; or anyone who is looking for hands-on drive time and practice under the guidance of an instructor.

SCHEDULE: 1-day, 8-hour course

COURSE MATERIALS: Please review your US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling textbook.

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

Maritime Adventure Boat Camp, Grades 5-6

$1,675
Calendar Next session starts Jun 29, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks
2 additional sessions through Jul 27, 2020

REGISTRATION BEGINS Jan 28 @ Noon

Session 1: June 29 - July 10

Session 2: July 13 - July 24

Session 3: July 27 - Aug 7

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.

We can’t WAIT to get back on the water! Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to open up registration at this time. To register for camp, please sign up for the waitlist. We will contact you to complete your registration and take payment.

Full Course

Maritime Adventure Boat Camp, Grades 7-9

$1,675
Calendar Next session starts Jun 29, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 2 weeks
2 additional sessions through Jul 27, 2020

REGISTRATION BEGINS Jan 28 @ noon

Session 1: June 29 - July 10

Session 2: July 13 - July 24

Session 3: July 27 - Aug 7

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.

We can’t WAIT to get back on the water! Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to open up registration at this time. To register for camp, please sign up for the waitlist. We will contact you to complete your registration and take payment.

Full Course




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