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NASBLA State Specific Information

Information for Powerboat Instructors The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) has approved the Basic Powerboat Cruising (BPC) Course and the Safe Powerboat Handling (SPH) Course for another…

Instructor Resources

Welcome Instructors! Thank you for your support of US Powerboating and best of luck in your upcoming courses! News & Notices UPCOMING USCG to institute new fire extinguisher requirements for…

Instructor Trainer Resources

News & Notices UPCOMING USCG to institute new fire extinguisher requirements for recreational vessels effective April 20, 2022. Supplement to Start Powerboating Right! – Change to page 93 to reflect…

Videos

Basic Powerboat Maneuvers Videos US Powerboating provides a variety of resources to help boaters educate themselves. Below are a series of videos and animations that depict some of the on-the-water…

Water Drills

Overall Purpose-Value of Water Drills: Operators practice and develop their boathandling skills in a controlled and safe environment. Operators learn by observing others performing the drills. Trainers (instructors or instructor…

Constant Bearing Rendezvous

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boathandling skill of performing a constant bearing rendezvous with another boat to intercept them. Uses a technique that approaches the target boat ahead of its…

Cruising Powerboat

Course Description The Basic Powerboat Cruising course will teach you how to responsibly operate a powered cruising vessel during daylight hours within sight of land in light to moderate wind…

Cruising Powerboat Instructor

***CLICK HERE FOR COVID POLICY GUIDELINES*** Expand For the purposes of these guidelines, any US Sailing course, seminar, regatta, or program is referred to as an “Event,” anyone who is…

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…

Safe Powerboat Handling Instructor

**** CLICK HERE FOR COVID POLICY GUIDELINES **** Expand For the purposes of these guidelines, any US Sailing course, seminar, regatta, or program is referred to as an “Event,” anyone…