Refresh Your Skills In This Intensive One Day Course

This 8 hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who has taken a either a classroom boating course and needs experience to safely operate a small motorboat or has previous experience and is looking to refresh and improve boat handling skills.

Class materials are given prior to the course and students are expected to study the materials at home. There is a written exam covering equipment requirements, rules of the road, aids to navigations, preparation, environmental regulations, safety, and emergencies to successfully pass.

This course focuses on hands-on application of all skills and will give you the confidence and knowledge to safely operate a small motorboat.

Class Information & Registration
  • Maximum is 4 students
  • Minimum for class is 2 students
  • Guaranteed passing
  • Fuel, boat and insurance included

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 briefings
  • Maneuvering concepts
  • Challenge test-out

Prerequisites

  • California Boaters Card recommended, but not required.

Suggested Age

  • 10–adult (may be affected by state minimum age)

Certification(s) Earned

  • US Sailing/US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certificate
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