Advantages of US Powerboating’s Safe Powerboat Handling Courses

By Rob Crafa and Lynn Lynch

There are so many benefits for hosting and taking US Powerboating’s Safe Powerboat Handling Course. Find out how this course can improve the quality of your club’s programming:

  • Hands-on, on-the-water–, practical application of all skills
  • Professional textbook & online / digital teaching aids
  • Boaters with no experience quickly gain confidence
  • Experienced boaters correct bad habits & learn new skills
  • Nationally and state recognized (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators Approved; State Certificates in many states)

Benefits For Host Facilities:

  • Be a leader
  • Improve safety
  • Better trained staff – increase confidence
  • Better maintained boats
  • New program for existing members / customers or attract new ones
  • Generate revenue

Benefits For Adult Participants:

  • Emphasize skills most relevant to their needs
  • Achieve state boating certificates
  • Insurance discounts
  • Operate club-owned boats
  • Additional member value
  • Race Committee support!

For Younger Participants:

  • Keep younger club members involved
  • Satisfy the safety boat knowledge & skills to become a US Sailing Certified Sailing Instructor
  • Achieve the skills to become a member of the race support team
  • Part of the development system for future instructors
  • They love driving the coach boats

Learn more about creating a powerboat program for all ages.