US Sailing has developed the first national on-the-water hands-on certification for small powerboat handling. Certified instructors provide flexible, entry-level courses for adults and youth.
"The practical skills taught provide the beginning boater everything they need to know to operate a boat safely and with confidence," said Rob Crafa, a member of US Sailing's Community Sailing Council and a Powerboat Training Coordinator. "Experienced boaters are also impressed by learning things the right way, correcting bad habits and discovering new tricks. The logical progression from classroom to dockside and on-the-water training has been developed over decades of experience and is supported by highly trained instructors with the latest training materials."