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Depart from a Dock and/or Slip

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boat handling skills of leaving from a dock and/or slip. Setting Up the Drill: Equipment: powerboats tied to a dock or slip rigged with bow,…

Avoidance Turn Slalom at High-Speed

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boat handling skill of preventing the stern from hitting an object (e.g., buoy, mooring) or a person who has fallen overboard. Teaches how a boat…

Centerboard Push

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the rescue skill of approaching and righting a capsized sailboat, using the Centerboard Push method. Setting Up the Drill: Equipment: sailboat with flotation at top of…

Steer a Range – Inbound

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

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:…

Powerboat School Resources

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Depart from & Return to Dock and/or Slip

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boathandling skills of leaving and returning to a dock and/or slip. Setting Up the Drill: Equipment: powerboats rigged with bow, stern and spring lines, and…

Steer a Compass Course

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the skill of steering on a compass course for at least 100 yards. Setting Up the Drill: Equipment: compass Individual compass course assignments are prepared for…

Boat Controls (boat tethered to dock/slip)

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the coordinated use of boat controls for starting the engine, shifting, changing speeds, and performing pivot turns and minimum control speed. Setting Up the Drill: Equipment:…