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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…

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…

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…

Safety, Rescue & Mark-Set Boat Handling

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 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…

Mast Tip Lift

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the rescue skill of approaching and righting a capsized sailboat, using the Mast Tip Lift method. Setting Up the Drill: Equipment: sailboat with flotation at…

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…

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…

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….

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…