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Safety & Rescue Boat Handling

This 8-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who will be using powerboats to perform safety and rescue functions. It is designed for regatta personnel, marine patrols, police and…

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….

Combination Courses

These 16- to 20-hour combination courses cover the practical skills and knowledge requirements of the Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling Course and the Safety and Rescue Boat Handling Course OR…

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…

High-Speed Turns

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boat handling skill of turning safely at high speeds. Setting Up the Drill: Boats transition to high speed turns in the Follow the Leader drill….

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:…

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:…

Williamson Turn

Purpose-Value: To practice and develop the boat handling skill of using a Williamson Turn (sequence of 90-degree and 270-degree turns) to return on the reciprocal of the original track. A…

Combination Courses

These 16- to 20-hour combination courses cover the practical skills and knowledge requirements of the Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling Course and the Safety and Rescue Boat Handling Course OR the…

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…