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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…

Pivot Turn

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boat handling skill of turning a boat in a confined space (e.g., marina, a narrow channel) or to avoid hitting an object. Setting Up the…

Tow Alongside

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boat handling skill of towing a disabled boat or a sailboat alongside and docking it. Setting Up the Drill: Equipment: bow, stern, and spring lines;…

Constant Bearing/Collision Avoidance

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the skill of using a constant bearing to determine the risk of a collision and then take action to avoid a collision with the stand-on boat…

Instructor Re-certification

Basic Re-certification Requirements US Powerboating Instructor Certifications are valid for three (3) years. Please note that if you hold both a US Sailing Instructor Certification and a US Powerboating certification…

Bourne Community Boating

The Bourne Community Boating (BCB) program is designed to be a community-based program for all; focusing on many aspects of boating and marine education. Our Mission: To provide an opportunity…

Formation

Purpose-Value: Controls moving a group of boats efficiently from one place to another by keeping them in a controlled formation. Practice and develop the boat handling skills of turning and…

Approach/Depart a Buoy/Mooring

Approach/Depart a Buoy/Mooring Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boathandling skill of approaching and departing from a buoy as if it were a mooring buoy. Setting Up the Drill: Equipment: 4…

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…

Hosting a Safe Powerboat Handling Course

Safe Powerboat Handling courses can be a rewarding experience for both the individual and the host organization. Our courses offer multiple benefits to a club or organization: Trains your members,…