US Coast Guard, NASBLA and State of California Approved
This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their boathandling skills on actual boats. Course topiocs include: proper set-up and preventative maintenance of outboad engines, safety checks, maneuvering at low and high speed, confined space maneuvering, towing, coming along side, buoy slalom in forward and reverse, anchoring and crew overboard. We also cover weather and tides, right of way rules ,navigation, radio operation, safety tips and boating laws in the classroom. All students will practice in powerboats provided by The School. Upon successful completion of the course participants will receive a US SAILING Safe Powerboat Certification and be able to register for their California Boater Card.