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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…

Constant Bearing Rendezvous

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boathandling skill of performing a constant bearing rendezvous with another boat to intercept them. Uses a technique that approaches the target boat ahead of its…

SUNY Maritime College Presents:

Safety, Rescue & Mark-Set Boat Handling This two day hands-on, on-the-water course is designed for anyone who will be operating a support boat for a race, regatta or event….

Tow Astern

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boat handling skill of towing a disabled boat or a sailboat. Setting Up the Drill: Equipment: 1 towline and 1 towing bridle for each boat…

Course Types

About Our Courses US Powerboating’s philosophy is that there is no substitute for practical, hands-on experience. After all, you wouldn’t drive a car without taking driver’s education so consider us…

Safe Powerboat Handling Instructor

An intensive 3-day course for advanced powerboat operators who will operate boats 26 feet and under, instructor candidates will learn the fundamentals of on-the-water instruction. Candidates must successfully demonstrate…

Person-in-Water (PIW)/Crew Overboard (COB) Rescue

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boat handling skills of taking immediate and proper action when a person falls overboard and to successfully maneuver back to the person in the water…

Instructor Training

  US POWERBOATING SAFE POWERBOAT INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM An intensive 3-day course for advanced powerboat operators, instructor candidates will learn the fundamentals of on-the-water instruction. Candidates must successfully demonstrate superior…

US Powerboating and Partners to Exhibit at 2015 Newport International Boat Show

NEWPORT, RI (September 2, 2015) – US Powerboating and partner Confident Captain/Ocean Pros will be exhibiting at the 2015 Newport International Boat Show September 17-20 in Newport, Rhode Island. US…

Tow & Be Towed

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boat handling skills of towing a disabled boat or a sailboat, and being towed by another boat. Setting Up the Drill: Equipment: 1 towline and…