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Hosting a Safe Powerboat Handling Course

Safe Powerboat Handling courses can be a rewarding experience for both the individual and the host organization. Our courses offer multiple benefits to a club or organization: Trains your members,…

Dick Allsopp Powerboat Challenge

This race is named in honor of Dick Allsopp, the “Godfather” of US Powerboating NOTICE OF RACE Friday, February 1, 2019 Florida Yacht Club, Jacksonville, FL 1 STANDARDS The…

Making Informed Decisions: Resources for Boaters Considering the Use of Propeller Guards

At some point, you likely have heard or even been a part of a discussion pertaining to the advantages or disadvantages of the use of propeller guards on outboard engines….

Person-in-Water (PIW) Retrieval (dockside)

Purpose-Value: Practice the skill of bringing a person in the water onboard a boat using appropriate equipment and techniques, and to determine limitations in successful retrievals. Setting Up the Drill:…

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…

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…

California recognizes US Powerboat Training to issue state boating cards

PORTSMOUTH, R.I. – The California Division of Boating and Waterways has approved US Powerboating’s Safe Powerboat Handling and Basic Powerboat Cruising courses. California becomes the 12th state to approve these…

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…

Centerboard Push

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

Inshore Powerboat Cruising & Night Operation

This 18+-hour hands-on, on-the-water training course is for anyone who wants to safely operate and navigate a cruising powerboat on a cruise of multiple days and at night within…