Types of Courses

Select the course that meets your needs and experience. These courses are offered by our recognized member schools, clubs and community programs with waterfront and classroom facilities, powerboats and certified instructors. Some of our participating providers may offer courses only for smaller open sport powerboats, or only cruising powerboats, while others may offer both. To find locations of participating organizations and their calendar of course offerings, go to Find a Course. If your organization would like to become one of our recognized member course providers, contact powerboat@ussailing.org.

Sport Powerboating

Vessels Less than 26'



Vessels Greater than 26'

Safe Powerboat Handling

Basic Powerboat Cruising

Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling

Inshore Powerboat Cruising

Safety and Rescue Boat Handling

Inshore Powerboat Cruising & Night Operation

Safety, Rescue, and Race Support Boat Handling

Accelerated Basic Powerboat Cruising


Combination Courses