• IL Boating Education Programs

    • Adult Dinghy Learn-to-Sail

      Our Adult Dinghy course focuses on small boat sailing basics and is designed for beginner sailors with little or no dinghy sailing experience. From rigging to boathandling, the course offers comprehensive instruction in a safe and comfortable environment.

    • Animated Online Boater Certification Course -

      Get your official Boater Education Card with this animated and narrated state approved online boating course and exam. Complete the course at your own pace. Customer Service is standing by 7 days a week to answer any questions.

    • Beginner Pram I

      Vanguard Prams are small sailboats used for our younger sailors, typically age 8-13 years, although size and maturity level are also deciding factors during placement.

    • Beginner Pram II: Singlehanded sailing

      The Pram II class is reserved for Pram I sailors who show rapid progress and for sailors who have participated in the Pram program for several sessions.

    • Beginning and Intermediate 420 Program

      The Beginner and Intermediate 420 class provides an entry level class for older and / or physically mature students interested in learning the basics of sailing.

    • Boat Ed is North America’s leading provider of boating safety education. By completing this NASBLA and State-approved boating course, students can receive their official boating certificate or license. Boat Ed produces print and Internet courses that have provided official safety certification since 1995.

    • Boating Education Course

      The Illinois Boating Education Course consists of a minimum eight hours of instruction. These courses cover the basics of boating safety, equipment and requirements, navigation, motorboat, registration and titling, emergency measures and the Illinois boating laws.

    • Crew U.

      Crew U. seeks to teach novices or those with limited experience, how to be helpful crewmembers on offshore racing sailboats.

    • Dinghy Demons Program

      In this course, we introduce 5 to 7 year olds to dinghy sailing.