The Academy of Yachting educational program is designed for prospective and current yacht club officers, as well as everyone who is interested in learning more about the yachting lifestyle, both as it exists now and how it developed.
It is a live, two-day learning experience led by club managers, former yacht club officers and professionals who are licensed in their fields. Some states recognize the Academy program for Continuing Education Credits in the fields of law and accounting.
The program includes everything an officer or member needs to know about the complex world of clubs–and the hidden dangers that sometimes lurk in the word “volunteer.” Yacht club members who complete the program attend a closing ceremony where they are awarded a diploma recognizing them as Senior Fellows of the Academy. They are given a special pin or sleeve patch and are entitled to fly a special flag at their tables and from their vessels.
Some Academy courses are also available as standalone presentations for luncheon and dinner meetings.
Members of the Academy are eligible for discounted enrollment in the Academy Educational Program.