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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…

Person-in-Water (PIW)/Crew Overboard (COB) Rescue

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boat handling skills of taking immediate and proper action when a person falls overboard and to successfully maneuver back to the person in the water…

Inshore Powerboat Cruising

To responsibly operate a cruising powerboat within sight of land for multiple days in unfamiliar waters Equipment It is required that Inshore Powerboat Cruising courses and examinations be conducted on…

Safety, Rescue & Mark-Set Boat Handling

This 10- to 12-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who will be operating a mark-set boat for a race, regatta or event. An operator of a mark-set boat is…

Mast Tip Lift

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the rescue skill of approaching and righting a capsized sailboat, using the Mast Tip Lift method. Setting Up the Drill: Equipment: sailboat with flotation at top…

Tow Astern

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boat handling skill of towing a disabled boat or a sailboat. Setting Up the Drill: Equipment: 1 towline and 1 towing bridle for each boat…

Tow & Be Towed

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boat handling skills of towing a disabled boat or a sailboat, and being towed by another boat. Setting Up the Drill: Equipment: 1 towline and…

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…

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…

Person-in-Water (PIW) Retrieval (dockside)

Purpose-Value: Practice the skill of bringing a person in the water onboard a boat using appropriate equipment and techniques, and to determine limitations in successful retrievals. Setting Up the Drill:…