DYC Training Opportunities
Once you leave any creek or inlet in Virginia and enter the Potomac River you are entering Maryland and
have to follow Maryland Laws.
PWC use age is different in Maryland and Virginia so make sure you are legal.
Boater education certification has become a requirement:
- In DC everyone.
- In Maryland everyone born after 1972.
- In Virginia everyone using PWC or motorboat with 10hp or greater engine.
The following course will meet the requirement:
Virginia's Boater Safety Education Program
DYC has training material available for member use:
DYC has a boat for use during hurricanes to ferry members to/from the hurricane anchorage and to function as
a safety boat / race committee boat for sailboat races. Members needing to operate the boat for these activities
are required to receive training before operating the boat and need to appear
on the Approved Boat Operators list.