Saturday May 12, 2012 Huron Lagoons Marina 9:00 am

Saturday June 16, 2012 Huron Lagoons Marina 9:00 am

Or by appointment Weekends May 12 to October 7, 2012

Call Sam Insalaco 216-272-3964

Learn the principles of RADAR operation and optimization in collision avoidance, ranging, and navigation.

Includes hand-on, on-water training using our vessel or yours



Saturday April 28, 2012 Computer Navigation

9:00 am Huron Lagoons Marina

Saturday April 28, 2012 iPhone/iPad Navigation

1:00 pm Huron Lagoons Marina

Or by appointment Weekends or evenings

February 12 to December 15, 2012

Using your personal computer, download free navigation applications and free NOAA marine charts. Integrate a USB GPS antenna and utilize real-time position tracking while underway.


Review the latest iPhone/iPad navigation and boating apps,

GPS add-ons, and application use and limitations.

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America’s Boating Course

In the state of Ohio, all persons born on or after January 1, 1982 must complete a safe boating course to operate vessels powered by greater then 10 horsepower. This also includes all personal watercraft. America's Boating Course fulfills Ohio's boater education requirement.


Saturday Mornings Starting February 8, 2014

Strongsville Ward 1 Fire Station
11297 Webster Rd Strongsville, OH 44136
9 Weeks: 9am - 11am
(16 hour course)

Call Wayne Spraggins 216-970-9277


Wednesday Evenings Starting March 5, 2014

Brooklyn Fire Department, 8400 Memphis Rd
Cleveland, OH 44144
9 Weeks: 7:30pm - 9:30pm (16 hour course)

Call Wayne Spraggins 216-970-9277


Cruise Planning

Wednesday Evenings Starting February 5, 2014

Call Emogene Eriksson 440-638-4369

Cruise planning focuses on the planning and preparation necessary for safe enjoyable extended cruises on both inland and coastal waters.  It is designed for both sail or powerboat cruising.


Engine Maintenance

Thursday Evenings Starting February 6, 2014

Call Wayne Powers 440-376-3972

This course stresses the diagnosis of modern engine systems while teaching the basis of engine layout and operation for gasoline, diesel and outboard engines.  It covers basis mechanical systems including drive, steering, and engine controls.  


Marine Electronics

Wednesday Evenings Starting March 19, 2014

Call Dave Barber 440-234-9282

The Marine Electronics course consists of three modules: ME 101, Boat Electrical Systems, ME 102, Marine Radio Communications, and ME 103, Marine Electronics for Navigation.



Wednesday Evenings Starting February 5, 2014

Call Eileen Rickard 440-238-1909

Sail is a complete sail course beginning with basic boat designs, rigging and sail processes for the non-sailor. The course proceeds into the physical aspects of sailing, sail applications, marlinespike, helmsmanship, and handling of more difficult sailing conditions, navigation rules, and an introduction to heavy weather sailing.



Monday Evenings Starting February 10, 2014

Call Sam Insalaco 216-272-3964

Weather is a comprehensive course that covers the factors that create the weather and various techniques and sources of information to forecast it accurately on while underway.  The course runs 10 weeks. 

Upcoming Classroom and On-Water Boating Courses

On-The-Water Training Using Your Boat

Systems, Seamanship, and Boat Handling

Weekends May 10 to October 12, 2014

Call or email Sam Insalaco 216-272-3964 or

Overview of your boat’s specific systems, operation, and hands-on practice in docking, close quarters handling, and cruise speed maneuvers including Man Overboard drills. Basic and advanced training for the skipper, spouse, and family members.

As owner and operator of your vessel, you are in command of and fully responsible for your actions and those of your crew.  You will be held accountable for any damages caused by your vessel underway or at dock.  Know the regulations, requirements, and safe operation of your vessel before you take the helm.