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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…

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…

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…

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…

Constant Radius Return Using Two Buoys

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boathandling skill of turning a boat at slow speed in a 180-degree arc to arrive at a specific point. This skill can be used in…

Constant Radius Return Using a Slalom Course

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boathandling skill of turning a boat at slow speed in a 180-degree arc to arrive at a specific point. This skill can be used in…

Safety & Rescue Boat Handling

This 8-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who will be using powerboats to perform safety and rescue functions. It is designed for regatta personnel, marine patrols, police and fire…