A class designed specifically for kids and teens ages 10 to 15 who enjoy boating solo or with friends, while towing, fishing or just cruising here or at Catalina. At the end of this course you will be able to safely drive and manage a small powerboat and your parents will feel safer letting you take the boat for a spin.
It's a 16 hour fun packed course providing you with skills and knowledge to drive a powerboat safely. Course topics include: safety checks, proper set-up and preventative maintenance, maneuvering at low and high speed, towing, coming along side, buoy slalom in forward and reverse, anchoring, crew overboard and lots more. We also cover weather and tides, right of way rules, navigation, safety tips and boating laws in the classroom.
Successful completion of the Youth Power Boat Training course will qualify students for the California Boater Card. A California Boater Card will be required by all power vessel operators under 20 years of age starting on Jan 1, 2018. For more information visit www.californiaboatercard.com.
You decide if you want to take the written exam to get your US Powerboating Small Powerboat Certification. Min 4/Max 9 students