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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…

Mark Set Boat Handling

Course Description This 10- to 12-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who will be operating a mark-set boat for a race, regatta or event. An operator of a mark-set…

Powerboat Instructor Candidates

Review Questions And Materials Please utilize the questions below to help you prepare for your course. Safe Powerboat Handling Instructor Safe Powerboat Handling Instructor Materials Safety & Rescue Boat Handling…

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,…

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…

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…

Take a Round of Bearings and Plot

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the skill of taking and recording bearings to objects that can be used to plot or determine a boat’s position. Setting Up the Drill: Equipment: hand…

“Rubber” Docking

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boat handling skills of leaving and returning to a dock on both sides of a boat. Setting Up the Drill: Equipment: 4 to 6 buoys…

Powerboat School Resources

This page contains resources intended to help Powerboat Training Centers succeed in the mission of delivering on-the-water training. If you have questions, concerns or would like to see specific content…

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…