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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,…

Safe Powerboat Handling

Course Description This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their boathandling skills. No previous experience is…

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…

Minimum Control Speed

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the boat handling skill of operating a boat with control at the slowest possible speed (slower than at idle speed) when docking, approaching a ramp or…

Night Operations Endorsement

To responsibly operate a cruising powerboat at night within sight of land. Equipment It is required that Night Operation Endorsement courses and examinations be conducted on cruising powerboats with adequate…

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…

e-Teaching Fundamentals

Teaching Fundamentals Welcome to the online site for Teaching Fundamentals (TF), which is part of your homework assignment for the Powerboat Instructor Course. The purpose of Teaching Fundamentals is to…

Inshore Powerboat Cruising

This 15+-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 within sight of land….

Steer a Compass Course

Purpose-Value: Practice and develop the skill of steering on a compass course for at least 100 yards. Setting Up the Drill: Equipment: compass Individual compass course assignments are prepared for…

Course Providers

Find a Course Provider Near You Course Providers are businesses that offer US Powerboating’s training and education courses. Many Course Providers will list their course dates and availability either…