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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…

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…

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…

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…

Minimum Control Speed Formation

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boat handling skill of operating a boat with control at the slowest possible speed (slower than at idle speed) when docking, approaching a ramp or…

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…

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….