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Steer a Range – Outbound

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the skill of steering and maintaining an outbound range. This skill can be used to maintain a safe course in a channel. Setting Up the Drill:…

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,…

Minimum Control Speed

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…

Combination Courses

These 16- to 20-hour combination courses cover the practical skills and knowledge requirements of the Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling Course and the Safety and Rescue Boat Handling Course OR the…

Inshore Powerboat Cruising

This 15+-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 within sight of land. Students…

e-Teaching Fundamentals

Teaching Fundamentals Welcome to the online site for Teaching Fundamentals (TF), which is part of your homework assignment for the Powerboat Instructor Course. The purpose of Teaching Fundamentals is to…

Backing Slalom

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boathandling skill of controlling the boat when backing. A skill used to back into a marina or slip, departing from a dock, or to avoid…

Safety & Rescue Boat Handling

Course Description 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…