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US Powerboating Basic Powerboat & Cruising Certification + CA Boater Card

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Prerequisite:  Introduction to Twinscrew Powerboat handling or equivalent experience.  Safe Powerboat Handling Certification recommended.  Students must be 16 years of age or older and able to swim 50 yards.

With coaching from a powerboat expert you will move through the skills required for certification and build confidence operating a 29-40' twinscrew powerboat in light to moderate conditions.  

The course includes both hands-on instruction and theory to expand your seamanship knowledge and practical 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. 

This course is approved by NASBLA and US Powerboating.  Students who successfully 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 and be eligible to apply for the California Boater Card -

Course materials along with pre-course homework will be available to students ahead of time to allow you ample time to prepare for your class.
Class Size:            Min 3 – Max 4
Text:                      US Powerboating Start Powerboating Right


Class Details

2 Sessions
Weekly - Sat, Sun

OCC School of Sailing & Seamanship

Ted Thornton 



Please read:  Prerequisite: Introduction to Twinscrew Powerboat handling or equivalent experience. Safe Powerboat Handling Certification recommended. Students must be 16 years of age or older and able to swim 50 yards.



Registration Closes On
Friday, November 20, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
11/21/2020 - 11/22/2020 Weekly -Sun, Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Newport Beach, OCC School of Sailing & Seamanship  Map Ted Thornton