Approach/Depart a Buoy/Mooring

Approach/Depart a Buoy/Mooring Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boathandling skill of approaching and departing from a buoy as if it were a mooring buoy. Setting Up the Drill: Equipment: 4 to 6 buoys (used for Backing Slalom) Conducting the Drill: Each operator selects a slalom buoy, approaches it, and comes to a stop so that…Read More

California recognizes US Powerboat Training to issue state boating cards

PORTSMOUTH, R.I.  – The California Division of Boating and Waterways has approved US Powerboating’s Safe Powerboat Handling and Basic Powerboat Cruising courses. California becomes the 12th state to approve these courses that meet or exceed the requirements for safe boating education. US Powerboating is an affiliate of US Sailing, the National Governing Body for the sport of…Read More

California Maritime Academy

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Bourne Community Boating

The Bourne Community Boating (BCB) program is designed to be a community-based program for all; focusing on many aspects of boating and marine education. Our Mission: To provide an opportunity to people of all ages, abilities and background to enrich their lives through on-the-water educational and recreational experiences. What we strive to do for each…Read More

Best Boat Club and Rentals

Best Boat Club and Rentals offer several US Powerboating certifications and training classes to get novice boaters on their way.  Unlike most power boat classes that offer only classroom or on-line instruction, Best Boat Club and Rentals has teamed up with US Powerboating to offer the critical component of hands-on training as part of the…Read More

Arizona Yacht Club & Sailing Foundation

Arizona Yacht Club P.O. Box 2728 Tempe, AZ 85280-0589   For information regarding Powerboat education at Arizona Yacht Club visit their website: More

Making Informed Decisions: Resources for Boaters Considering the Use of Propeller Guards

At some point, you likely have heard or even been a part of a discussion pertaining to the advantages or disadvantages of the use of propeller guards on outboard engines. When determining whether installing propeller guards is the right decision for you, it is recommended that extensive research be done using reputable sources. In recent…Read More

Extend the Life of Your Outboard Engines: Suggested Preventative Maintenance Tips and Techniques

Here are some helpful engine maintenance instructions and tips for sailors and boaters… 1. Spark Plugs There is one spark plug per cylinder, typically located near the aft end of the engine. On older 2-stroke models, they are usually easy to access. Some of the larger 4-strokes have sacrificed ease of access for space saving…Read More

US Powerboating and Partners to Exhibit at 2015 Newport International Boat Show

NEWPORT, RI (September 2, 2015) – US Powerboating and partner Confident Captain/Ocean Pros will be exhibiting at the 2015 Newport International Boat Show September 17-20 in Newport, Rhode Island. US Powerboating’s booth space, located in Tent A at the Newport Yachting Center Marina, will showcase the wide array of course offerings and educational materials that…Read More

State of Connecticut to Implement New Towing Safety Law for Tubing and Waterskiing Effective October 1, 2015

August 31, 2015 - The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Boating Division has announced the introduction of new state regulations regarding towing safety. “Emily’s Law”, named in honor of 16-year-old Emily Fedorko who lost her life in a tragic tubing accident in 2014, was signed into law by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy…Read More