As an affiliated organization of US SAILING, we provide the best on-the-water powerboat instruction available. We'll provide you with the best and most comprehensive hands-on boating courses.
Whether you’re looking for your first experience at the helm or aiming to improve your skills, we can help. Our goal is to empower students with the skills and confidence they need to get more out of their boating experience and become more comfortable behind the helm. All participants must be at least 14 years of age to participate in any of the courses!
The courses covered in our program are:
Safe Powerboat Handling
This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small motorboat (up to 26 feet) and improve their boat-handling skills. No previous experience is required.
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 is expected to be able to perform safety, rescue and mark-setting operations. Prerequisites: Safe Powerboat Handling certificate, age 16 - adult.
Basic Powerboat Cruising
This 14-hour hands-on, on-the-water course. The Basic Powerboat Cruising course will teach you how to responsibly operate a powered cruising vessel during daylight hours within sight of land in light to moderate wind and sea conditions. No previous experience required for this course. Minimum age: 16 years old.
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 fire rescue personnel, park rangers, and on-the-water sailing instructors and coaches. Prerequisites: Safe Powerboat Handling certificate, age 16 - adult.