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Call (231) 995-1700 to registerABC America's Boating Course (Livestream)— 2021-05-04 through  2021-05-18$99— LivestreamView Details

3 Tues., May 4-18, 6:30-9:30 p.m. America's Boating Course - 3rd Edition is a first course in the fundamentals of safe boating. Designed to familiarize you with the fundamentals of safe boating and qualify you for Michigan Boating Certification, we will cover four major topics: what a boat is and how to use it safely; USA and state of Michigan boating rules and regulations; boat navigation; and boat communication. You will also learn how to deal with adverse conditions; how to operate related boating equipment such as a boat trailer and a PWC; and how to tie knots that are essential to safe boating. All materials including the Zoom link and ebook will be emailed to you the day before the class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838369
Marine Navigation (Face to Face)— 2021-08-10 through  2021-09-21$169— Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues., Aug. 10-Sept. 21, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 211. An America's Boating Club course, Marine Navigation is the first in a sequence of four courses in navigation. This course covers the basics of coastal and inland navigation, focusing on navigation as done on recreational boats today. GPS is used as the primary navigation tool while traditional techniques, such as chart plotting and dead reckoning, are covered to provide a boater with additional skills, especially needed if the GPS fails. In-class exercises reinforce the course topics. Cost includes text and plotter.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413235971
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSailing (Livestream & Optional Face to Face) DATES CHANGED— 2021-04-20 through  2021-06-22$179— LivestreamView Details

DATES CHANGED to 10 Tues., April 20-June 22, 6-8 p.m., Plus optional on-water sessions. A complete sailing course with live virtual instruction and on the water instruction. Begin with basic boat designs and sail processes for the non-sailor. Learn physical aspects of sailing like how wind makes the boat sail, why it floats, why the boat heels and why heeling is not dangerous. Learn how to adjust sails to sail toward and away from the wind. Practice using a spinnaker and marlinespike (knots, lines). Understand helmsmanship, handling emergencies on board, navigation rules, and get an introduction to heavy weather sailing. Have the exclusive opportunity to practice what you learn on the water throughout the duration of the course and into June (contingent upon health and safety regulations; individual sailing times coordinated to meet your schedule). Books will be available for pick up in Traverse City, email instructor Dave Terrell, at dterrell432@gmail.com to arrange pick-up.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838480
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerShort Local Hikes (Face to Face)— 2021-04-30 through  2021-05-14$25— Face to FaceView Details

3 Fri., April 30-May 14, 10:30-11:45 a.m., locations sent before class. If you are searching for beauty in the woods, but not sure of longer hikes, this is your opportunity to experience three gorgeous hiking trails: Reffitt Preserve, Timbers Recreation Area, and Oleson Bridge. Each hike is no longer than two miles. Come experience some nature therapy this spring when the forest comes alive. Bring water, wear walking/hiking footwear, and dress for the weather. Each week's class locations will be emailed to registered students shortly before class begins. Enrollment is limited. If weather prohibits a class meeting, make-up class will be scheduled. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838405
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTraversing the TART One Step at a Time (Face to Face)— 2021-04-26 through  2021-05-19$65— Face to FaceView Details

4 weeks, Mon. and Wed., April 26-May 19, 1-2:30 p.m., locations sent before class. Explore the Rails to Trails TART Trail in Grand Traverse County. This is a great way to walk the east to west corridor of the County in both directions. This wellness activity contributes approximately 6,000 steps to your daily goal of a minimum of 10,000 steps as recommended by health experts. This is about movement without running, and stepping outside, grounding yourself, and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. It is also a great way to learn more about finding your way around Traverse City. Bring water, wear walking/hiking footwear, and dress for the weather. We will meet each week at a different site as we progress; locations are emailed to registered students shortly before class begins. Enrollment is limited. If weather prohibits a class meeting, a make-up class will be scheduled. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838459
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerSailing (Livestream & Optional Face to Face) DATES CHANGED— 2021-04-20 through  2021-06-22$179— LivestreamView Details

DATES CHANGED to 10 Tues., April 20-June 22, 6-8 p.m., Plus optional on-water sessions. A complete sailing course with live virtual instruction and on the water instruction. Begin with basic boat designs and sail processes for the non-sailor. Learn physical aspects of sailing like how wind makes the boat sail, why it floats, why the boat heels and why heeling is not dangerous. Learn how to adjust sails to sail toward and away from the wind. Practice using a spinnaker and marlinespike (knots, lines). Understand helmsmanship, handling emergencies on board, navigation rules, and get an introduction to heavy weather sailing. Have the exclusive opportunity to practice what you learn on the water throughout the duration of the course and into June (contingent upon health and safety regulations; individual sailing times coordinated to meet your schedule). Books will be available for pick up in Traverse City, email instructor Dave Terrell, at dterrell432@gmail.com to arrange pick-up.

  • Seats available: Approximately 4. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838480
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerTraversing the TART One Step at a Time (Face to Face)— 2021-04-26 through  2021-05-19$65— Face to FaceView Details

4 weeks, Mon. and Wed., April 26-May 19, 1-2:30 p.m., locations sent before class. Explore the Rails to Trails TART Trail in Grand Traverse County. This is a great way to walk the east to west corridor of the County in both directions. This wellness activity contributes approximately 6,000 steps to your daily goal of a minimum of 10,000 steps as recommended by health experts. This is about movement without running, and stepping outside, grounding yourself, and enjoying the sights and sounds of nature. It is also a great way to learn more about finding your way around Traverse City. Bring water, wear walking/hiking footwear, and dress for the weather. We will meet each week at a different site as we progress; locations are emailed to registered students shortly before class begins. Enrollment is limited. If weather prohibits a class meeting, a make-up class will be scheduled. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: Approximately 1. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838459
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerShort Local Hikes (Face to Face)— 2021-04-30 through  2021-05-14$25— Face to FaceView Details

3 Fri., April 30-May 14, 10:30-11:45 a.m., locations sent before class. If you are searching for beauty in the woods, but not sure of longer hikes, this is your opportunity to experience three gorgeous hiking trails: Reffitt Preserve, Timbers Recreation Area, and Oleson Bridge. Each hike is no longer than two miles. Come experience some nature therapy this spring when the forest comes alive. Bring water, wear walking/hiking footwear, and dress for the weather. Each week's class locations will be emailed to registered students shortly before class begins. Enrollment is limited. If weather prohibits a class meeting, make-up class will be scheduled. Wear a mask to this class.

  • Seats available: 0. Call to be placed on waiting list.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838405
Call (231) 995-1700 to registerABC America's Boating Course (Livestream)— 2021-05-04 through  2021-05-18$99— LivestreamView Details

3 Tues., May 4-18, 6:30-9:30 p.m. America's Boating Course - 3rd Edition is a first course in the fundamentals of safe boating. Designed to familiarize you with the fundamentals of safe boating and qualify you for Michigan Boating Certification, we will cover four major topics: what a boat is and how to use it safely; USA and state of Michigan boating rules and regulations; boat navigation; and boat communication. You will also learn how to deal with adverse conditions; how to operate related boating equipment such as a boat trailer and a PWC; and how to tie knots that are essential to safe boating. All materials including the Zoom link and ebook will be emailed to you the day before the class begins.

  • Seats available: Approximately 7. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Other  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 402838369
Marine Navigation (Face to Face)— 2021-08-10 through  2021-09-21$169— Face to FaceView Details

7 Tues., Aug. 10-Sept. 21, 6-9 p.m., Great Lakes Campus, Rm. 211. An America's Boating Club course, Marine Navigation is the first in a sequence of four courses in navigation. This course covers the basics of coastal and inland navigation, focusing on navigation as done on recreational boats today. GPS is used as the primary navigation tool while traditional techniques, such as chart plotting and dead reckoning, are covered to provide a boater with additional skills, especially needed if the GPS fails. In-class exercises reinforce the course topics. Cost includes text and plotter.

  • Seats available: Approximately 14. This will be confirmed at checkout.
  • Location: Great Lakes  —  Maps
  • Course ID = 413235971