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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…

SUNY Maritime College Presents:

Safety, Rescue & Mark-Set Boat Handling This two day hands-on, on-the-water course is designed for anyone who will be operating a support boat for a race, regatta or event. Since…

Instructor Training

  US POWERBOATING SAFE POWERBOAT INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM An intensive 3-day course for advanced powerboat operators, instructor candidates will learn the fundamentals of on-the-water instruction. Candidates must successfully demonstrate superior…

Turtled Boat Rescue

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the rescue skill of approaching and righting a turtled sailboat using a method(s) appropriate for the type of boat. Setting Up the Drill: Equipment: a sailboat…

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…

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….

High-Speed Turns

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boat handling skill of turning safely at high speeds. Setting Up the Drill: Boats transition to high speed turns in the Follow the Leader drill….

Course Types

About Our Courses US Powerboating’s philosophy is that there is no substitute for practical, hands-on experience. After all, you wouldn’t drive a car without taking driver’s education so consider us…

Inshore Powerboat Cruising & Night Operation

This 18+-hour hands-on, on-the-water training course is for anyone who wants to safely operate and navigate a cruising powerboat on a cruise of multiple days and at night within sight…

Slow Speed to Planing to Slow Speed Transitions

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boat handling skill of making the transition from slow speed to planing to slow speed while optimizing visibility and boat control during the maneuver. Setting…