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NASBLA State Specific Information

Information for Powerboat Instructors The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) has approved the Basic Powerboat Cruising (BPC) Course and the Safe Powerboat Handling (SPH) Course for…

Videos

Basic Powerboat Maneuvers Videos US Powerboating provides a variety of resources to help boaters educate themselves. Below are a series of videos and animations that depict some of the…

Cruising Powerboat

Course Description The Basic Powerboat Cruising course will teach you how to responsibly operate a powered cruising vessel during daylight hours within sight of land in light to moderate wind…

Water Drills

Overall Purpose-Value of Water Drills: Operators practice and develop their boathandling skills in a controlled and safe environment. Operators learn by observing others performing the drills. Trainers (instructors or instructor…

Extend the Life of Your Outboard Engines: Suggested Preventative Maintenance Tips and Techniques

Here are some helpful engine maintenance instructions and tips for sailors and boaters… 1. Spark Plugs There is one spark plug per cylinder, typically located near the aft end of…

Cruising Powerboat Instructor

This is a three-day evaluative course for experienced boat operators. Most of the time will be spent on the water demonstrating and critiquing boathandling maneuvers, and demonstrating and discussing…

Inshore Powerboat Cruising

To responsibly operate a cruising powerboat within sight of land for multiple days in unfamiliar waters Equipment It is required that Inshore Powerboat Cruising courses and examinations be conducted on…

Instructor Trainer Resources

Welcome Instructor Trainers! Welcome to the US Powerboating Instructor Trainer Resources Page. Below you will find resources and documents that you will need in order to plan and teach…

Instructor Resources

Welcome Instructors! This page contains useful information for Powerboat Instructors that will assist you in the successful planning, execution and follow-up of US Powerboat Operator courses. If you can’t…

State of Connecticut to Implement New Towing Safety Law for Tubing and Waterskiing Effective October 1, 2015

August 31, 2015 – The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) Boating Division has announced the introduction of new state regulations regarding towing safety. “Emily’s Law”, named in…