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Accelerated Basic Powerboat Cruising

“Behind the Wheel” & Challenge Test-out This 12- to 14-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who has taken a classroom boating course but needs experience to safely operate…

Basic Powerboat Cruising

US Coast Guard & NASBLA Approved This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water training course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a cruising powerboat and improve their…

Steer a Range – Inbound

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the skill of steering and maintaining an inbound range. This skill can be used to maintain a safe course in a channel. Setting Up the Drill:…

Backing Slalom

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boathandling skill of controlling the boat when backing. A skill used to back into a marina or slip, departing from a dock, or to avoid…

Pivot Turn

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boat handling skill of turning a boat in a confined space (e.g., marina, a narrow channel) or to avoid hitting an object. Setting Up the…

Constant Radius Return Using a Slalom Course

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boathandling skill of turning a boat at slow speed in a 180-degree arc to arrive at a specific point. This skill can be used in…

Formation

Purpose-Value: Controls moving a group of boats efficiently from one place to another by keeping them in a controlled formation. Practice and develop the boat handling skills of turning and…

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…

Depart from & Return to Dock and/or Slip

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boathandling skills of leaving and returning to a dock and/or slip. Setting Up the Drill: Equipment: powerboats rigged with bow, stern and spring lines, and…

Steer a Range – Outbound

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the skill of steering and maintaining an outbound range. This skill can be used to maintain a safe course in a channel. Setting Up the Drill:…