Small Boat Handling Course


Carolina SkiffPrivateer

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  • Starting Dates:

     

      Time

    Spaces remaining

    May 2 & 3, 9 & 10         

     5:30 pm - 9:30 pm   Closed

    June 6 & 7, 13 & 14      

     5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  

    FULL

    July 11 & 12, 18 & 19

     5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  Full

    Aug 15 & 16, 22 & 23    

     5:30 pm - 9:30 pm   Full

    Sept 5 & 6, 12 & 13

     5:30 pm - 9:30 pm   3 Spaces remain

(Minimum required for course is 4 students, maximum 6) Course Reservation Form

About US PowerboatingUSPower
US Powerboating was organized to directly address the educational needs of powerboat owners and operators in the United States and is an affiliate of US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport of sailing. Its powerboat courses are offered through participating schools, community programs and clubs. These courses highlight on-the-water training for recreational powerboat operators. The Certification Series of US Powerboating™ has established definitive national standards to validate knowledge and practical skills of operators of sport and cruising powerboats.

 

Tuition: $375 per person + $35 course materials   
(Includes one of each: Start Powerboating Right! textbook, (includes Answer Sheet) Safe Powerboat Handling Certification Sticker, Official Logbook, Sport Powerboat Certification Standards, Review Questions, NASBLA Supplement to Start Powerboating Right! NASBLA Course Completion Card)


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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 on actual boats. Completing a power boating course makes good sense.  You want to enjoy your day on the water feeling confident that you have the skills and knowledge to operate your boat safely and efficiently.  Our hands-on, on-the-water courses taught by certified powerboat instructors provides the training you need.

The US Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) have approved this course and an increasing number of states have recognized it as meeting their requirements for a state boating safety education certificate. These national and state approvals call for the course to include a total of six to eight hours of classroom sessions covering required education topics. Students learn:

On-the-Water Sessions

  • Engine & electrical systems
  • Starting procedures
  • Docking
  • Leaving & returning to a slip
  • Close-quarters maneuvers
  • Anchoring
  • Steering a range
  • Proceeding to a destination
  • Person in Water rescue

Classroom Sessions

  • Safety, prep & weather
  • Maneuvering concepts
  • Registration & capacities
  • Equipment requirements
  • Prep & fueling procedures
  • Navigation rules of the road
  • Aids to navigation
  • Environment regulations