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GET BEHIND THE WHEEL

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 boat handling skills. No previous experience is required! The US Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) have approved this course and an increasing number of states have recognized it as meeting their requirements for a State Boating Education Certificate.

U.S. POWERBOAT

SAFE HANDLING

CLASSES

Our Safe Powerboat Handling Classes combines professional instruction with practical, hands-on experience and is perfect for...

New Boaters

First-Time Boat Owners

Sailing Instructors & Coaches

Race Committee Crews

Advanced Boaters

Seeking to Brush Up on Skills

Professional Mariners

RECOMMENDED FOR ANYONE

CLASSROOM

SESSIONS

Safe Powerboat Handling is a 16-hour hands on class, designed to give students the knowledge and skills needed to operate small motorboats.

 

Eight hours will be spent in the classroom covering safety, weather, navigation, and regulations which satisfies the NASBLA requirements for boater’s education in some states.

 

The other eight hours will be devoted to on the water practice on docking, anchoring, close-quarters maneuvering, man overboard procedures, and general vessel operation.

TOPICS

CLASSROOM

Safety, Preparation & Weather

 

Maneuvering Concepts

 

Registration & Capacities

 

Equipment Requirements

 

Preparation & Fueling Procedures

 

Navigation Rules of the Road

 

Aids to Navigation

 

Environment Regulations

ON THE WATER

SESSIONS

Engine & Electrical Systems

Starting Procedures

Docking 

Leaving & Returning to a Slip


Close-Quarters Maneuvers 

Anchoring

Steering a Range 

Proceeding to a Destination


Person in Water Rescue

US Powerboating 2 day class


September 28-29, 2019

CLASS REGISTRATION

Class will begin promptly at 8:00 am finishing around 5:00 pm each day.

SSBG requires 4(min) – 10(max) students for this class.  Price: $315 per person


PREREQUISITE: There is no prerequisite; however, must be at least 13 years old.

 

Please bring a lunch. Dress comfortably for both indoor and outdoor activities.
 

For more information and scheduling, please contact Captain Mike Janota.

Capt. Mike janota

Director of community sailing

mjanota@ssbgalveston.org

RESCUE & SUPPORT BOAT HANDLING

APRIL 29, 2019

This 8-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who will be using powerboats to perform safety and rescue functions.

 

It is designed for regatta personnel, marine patrols, police and fire rescue personnel, park rangers, and on-the-water sailing instructors and coaches.

On-the-Water Sessions

  • VHF radio communications

  • Boat rescues, incl. capsizes

  • Person in Water rescue

  • Towing: astern & alongside

  • Williamson turn

  • Steering a range in/outbound

  • Intercepting & maintaining position with moving vessel

  • Use of bearings & GPS

  • Search pattern

On-the-Water Sessions

  • VHF radio communications

  • Boat rescues, incl. capsizes

  • Person in Water rescue

  • Towing: astern & alongside

  • Williamson turn

  • Steering a range in/outbound

  • Intercepting & maintaining position with moving vessel

  • Use of bearings & GPS

  • Search pattern

Classroom Sessions

  • Weather & water briefings

  • VHF radio procedures

  • Safety & rescue equipment & procedures

  • Towing concepts

  • Search patterns concepts

  • Plotting a position

  • Calculating tides & currents

Certificate(s) Earned

US Sailing/US Powerboating Safety and Rescue Boat Handling Certificate

Suggested Age

16 to Adult

Prerequisites

US Sailing/US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certificate

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PHONE
409-572-2560

FAX
409-572-2564

EMAIL
info@ssbgalveston.org


LOCATION
7509 Broadway
Galveston, Texas 77554


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