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After School Adventure Sailing
An exciting new program for Fall 2019!
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.
Alumni, Family & Friends Regatta
Join team members, alumni, family and friends of the Varsity Dinghy and Offshore Sailing Teams for a day of friendly racing, camaraderie and fun!
Enjoy recreational sailing during the morning Open Sailing session followed by an afternoon of Racing on the Maritime fleet of 420s, FJs, Hobie Waves, Sonars, IC24s, J105, Figaro or J44.
Current team members will race alongside family and friends aboard dinghies and keelboats. Family and friends who do not wish to race are welcome to watch the action from our larger keelboats.
All friends of Privateer Sailing are invited! $40 for Adults, includes lunch and dinner. Children under 18 are free but must be registered with an adult.
Please register all participants by Wednesday, Sept 18. Current team members need not register.
High School Sailing Team
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.
Launch Tender Package
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 and 50 question multiple choice test, you will receive US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification, NY State Safe Boating Certificate, 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
Private Powerboat Lessons
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 409-2447 to schedule your private lesson before registering.
Your instructor will tailor your lesson for your ability, interest and needs. Lessons are taugh on our 17' center console Boston Whalers outfitted with 70HP engines.
Schedule: At your convenience, based on availability
Fee: 3-hrs up to 3 people; add on additional hours for $100/hr
Safe Powerboat Handling
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: NY State Boating Safety Certificate PLUS US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification. This is a NY State, USCG and NASBLA approved course.
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 email@example.com 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.
US Powerboating Powerboat Instructor Course
Become a US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Instructor! In this 3-day course for advanced powerboat operators who will operate boats 26 feet and under, instructor candidates will learn the fundamentals of on-the-water instruction. Candidates must successfully demonstrate superior presentation, teaching, and powerboat operation skills in order to complete this course. Upon graduation, instructors will be eligible to teach Safe Powerboat Handling courses.
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US Sailing Level 1 Small Boat Instructor Course
Become a US Sailing Level 1 Small Boat Instructor! This rigorous 4-day, 40-hr course is the national standard in sailing instruction. Topics include: classroom and on-the-water teaching techniques, risk management, safety issues, lesson planning, creative activities, ethical concerns, and sports physiology and psychology.
Complement your Level 1 training and certification with our Safe Powerboat Handling, Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling, Powerboat Safety & Rescue and Boat Handling Practice Day.
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