Registration is now open for the Spirit of America Youth Boating Program this June. This program includes earning your nationally recognized boating certificate, and hands on training time on all kinds of vessels. The classes will be held at the Y, Lakeshore Park, Kister Marina, Ashtabula Yacht Club, and Ashtabula Harbor. You will be given group assignments and location details at the June 5 OBEC class. The following is the schedule:
OBEC - June 5 9am-4pm
OBEC Test and Equipment Awareness Night - June 9 from 5 to 9pm
On water- Sail, Power, Paddle - June 12, 19, and 26 from noon to 5pm
Graduation Picnic/Cardboard Boat Race - The gathering may or may not be possible depending on state guidance at the time. Planned for June 26 immediately following class.
We will be social distancing as best possible on moving boats. The classroom will be spaced for social distance. Masks will be strongly encouraged indoors and when not on the water.
The cost is $70 for Ashtabula YMCA members and $100 for program participants. Financial assistance is available.
Contact Brian at the Y with questions or to explore income based financial assistance.
Register at the Y or click here to register online.
Donations to support the operation of this valuable program would be appreciated. Equipment and training for this program are partially funded by ODNR, the Coast Guard, and the Spirit of America Foundation.