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Powerboat Safety & Rescue


COURSE DESCRIPTION: 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 sailing instructors and coaches, regatta personnel, marine patrols, police and fire rescue personnel, park rangers.

TOPICS & SKILLS COVERED: VHF radio communications, assisted capsize recovery, person in water rescue, towing, maintaining position, use of bearings and GPS, search patterns. 

CERTIFICATIONS GRANTED: US Powerboating Safety and Rescue Certification

PREREQUISITE: US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification (can be achieved through either the full 2-day course or 1-day Accelerated course.)

SKILL LEVELS: Intermediate to advanced small boat operators with the minimum certification in Safe Powerboat Handling

AGES: 16 and up

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE: Ideal for on-the-water personnel who may perform safety, search and/or rescue duties, including: sailing instructors/coaches, regatta personnel, waterfront staff. This is a hands-on driving course.

SCHEDULE: 1-day, 8-hr course; weekend and custom-scheduled courses available.

*Please contact if you’d like to set up a custom course at your location or ours!*

COURSE MATERIALS: Bring your own US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling textbook and logbook.

  • Powerboat Safety & Rescue, Session 1
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(718) 409-2774

SUNY Maritime College - McMurray Hall - 6 Pennyfield Avenue
Bronx, NY 10465 Get directions

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