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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…

Dick Allsopp’s Slowest Powerboat Race

This race is named in honor of Dick Allsopp, the “Godfather” of US Powerboating NOTICE OF RACE Friday, February 7, 2020 Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa, San Diego, CA…

Sport Powerboat Certification Standards

This booklet details the standards for the Safe Powerboat operator certifications and for Safe Powerboat Instructor certification. It supports the Official Logbook where a record is maintained of all course…

About US Powerboating

Who We Are US Powerboating offers the nation’s best and most comprehensive on-the-water training and education courses for recreational boaters. Our hands-on courses are taught by Certified Powerboat Instructors who…

Avoidance Turn at Slow-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. Apply the pivot point…

Avoidance Turn Slalom at Slow-Speed

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boathandling skill of preventing the stern from hitting an object (e.g., buoy, mooring) or a person who has fallen overboard. Apply the pivot point principle…

Instructor Programs

US Powerboating offers instructor training in two different areas, Sport Powerboat and Cruising Powerboat. Sport Powerboat Instructor An intensive 3-day course for advanced powerboat operators in powerboats 26 feet and…

INSTRUCTOR UPDATE: New Digital Submission Form for SPH Course Results Available

To ease the burden on Powerboat Instructors submitting Safe Powerboat Handling course results, a new digital submission for is now available in the Powerboat Instructor Resources section of the website….