With coaching from a powerboat expert you wll learn to operate a 29-40' twinscrew powerboat with confidence and safe command in light to moderate conditions. The course allows time for both hands-on instruction and theory to build seamanship knowledge and practial boat handling skills. Course topics include boat systems, engine and helm controls, docking and close quarter maneuvering, boat control in open water, anchoring, emergency procedures, VHF radio operation, charts and aids to navigation. Students who pass the written test and successfully complete the knowledge and skill requirements (see Certification Standards book) will receive a US POWERBOATING Basic Powerboat Operation and Cruising Certification. Course materials will be mailed to students ahead of time to allow for ample time to prepare for class so be sure to register early.