Blended Learning - Online & Classroom
A 16-hour blended learning course including an online portion and an instructor led on-the-water boat handling skills session. This course is for boaters of all skills levels interested in learning or improving knowledge and skills to safely operate a small powerboat less than 26’.
The objective of the course is to teach the necessary skills and knowledge for you to become a safe and confident operator of outboard powered vessels less than 26’ in length. By the end of this course, you will know about the powerboat and outboard motors, required equipment, boat preparation, launching and trailering. Additionally, you will know basic terminology and boat systems, navigation rules, safety procedures, and be able to perform basic boat handling skills including docking, turning, securing a boat, anchoring, minimum control speed, and crew overboard.
Prerequisite: Ability to swim 5 yards. Students must be 14 yas of age or older.