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Accelerated Basic Powerboat Cruising

“Behind the Wheel” & Challenge Test-out This 12- to 14-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who has taken a classroom boating course but needs experience to safely operate a…

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…

Find a Course

Find a Hands-on Boating Course Today! Whether you are a lifelong boater looking to brush up on your skills or have never been on the water before, we have opportunities…

Course Calendar

Find a Hands-on Boating Course Today! Whether you are a lifelong boater looking to brush up on your skills or have never been on the water before, we have opportunities…

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:…

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…

Follow the Leader

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boat handling skills of turning and making speed adjustments while staying in formation. Helps beginning operators bring the boat to a planing speed by having…

Leap Frog Follow the Leader

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boat handling skill of making transitions from slow speed to planing to slow speed while optimizing visibility and boat control during the maneuver. Setting Up…

Carolina Yacht Club – North Carolina

Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina (910) 256-3396…