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Boat Handling Practice Day

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Boat Handling Practice Day

Calendar Next session starts Jun 7, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Looking to continue your on-the-water training or need a little practice before the summer season starts? Join us for this unique on-the-water clinic. Instructors will run drills in the 17-foot center console Boston Whalers with a small group of students and plenty of hands-on drive time. This is a hands-on, on-the-water class with lots of drive time.

TOPICS COVERED: Dockside & on-the-water skills: Operations checklists, engine troubleshooting, leaving and returning to a dock or slip; holding position; pivot turn; backing; slow and high-speed boat handling; close-quarters maneuvering; towing; person-in-the-water recovery; anchoring; and anything else you want to work on!


PRE-REQUISITE: Basic boat handling skills. This is not a class for people beginning to learn power boating skills.

SKILL LEVEL: All levels with previous hands-on training

AGES: 12 years old and up

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE: This course is perfect for those who have completed Safe Powerboat Handling and want to keep developing their skills; Level 1 instructors preparing for the summer; or anyone who is looking for hands-on drive time and practice under the guidance of an instructor.

SCHEDULE: 1-day, 8-hour course

COURSE MATERIALS: Please review your US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling textbook.

Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we are unable to open up registration at this time. We hope to get back on the water ASAP. If you’d like to register, please add yourself to the waitlist. As soon as we confirm your selected course will run, we will contact you to take payment and finalize your registration. Registrations will be confirmed in order of your placement on the waitlist; we anticipate there will be an increased demand for powerboat courses this spring, so we do encourage you to sign up. There is no fee to register on the waitlist.

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