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Safe Powerboat Handling

5/29/2024   -   5/31/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Brian Rickard

Waxhaw, NC 28173 USA
(FULL) In-house instruction for JAARS staff only.


CALIFORNIA BOATERS CARD/ SAFE POWERBOAT HANDLING COURSE

6/01/2024   -   6/02/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Boat Safe America
Sausolito Marina
Sausolito, CA 94965 USA
  Contact: Ryan Danilson
  Ph:   9163373460
Get your California Boaters card and a discount on your insurance. This class will pay for itself. USCG Approved class. 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 boathandling skills. No previous experience is required! The US Coast Guard and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) have approved this course in CALIFORNIA and an increasing number of states have recognized it as meeting their requirements for a State Boating Education Certificate.


Safe Boat Handling / Start Powerboating Right

6/01/2024   -   6/02/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Capt David Fetherston
One Phillips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401-472-3389
16-hour, 2 day class combining classroom and on the water practical experience for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their boat handling skills and confidence. For the classroom dates, please call or visit website. 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. This course also includes the RI or Ma state specific test. Minimum 4 students to conduct class. No more than 4 per boat for maximum individual practice. If you don't see dates that work for you, please contact us. We are happy to try to organize a class on other dates. We look forward to helping you get out on the water!


USCG Limited Master/Launch Tender

6/01/2024   -   6/02/2024     Add to your calendar
 
SUNY Maritime College
6 Pennyfield Ave.
Bronx, NY 10465 USA


Cruising - Basic, Inshore & Night Ops

6/03/2024   -   6/07/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Phillips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
This one week, day only course, covers Basic Cruising, Inshore and Night Ops. See website, www.incommandri.com for details.


Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling

6/03/2024   -   6/03/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Longshore Sailing School
260 Compo Road South
Westport, CT 06880 USA
  Contact: Jane Pimentel
  Ph:   2032264646
This 8 hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who has taken a classroom boating course but needs experience to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their boathandling skills. Students will be expected to study the course materials at home to challenge and pass a written exam covering equipment requirements, rules of the road, aids to navigations, preparation, environmental regulations, safety, and emergencies. This course focuses on hands-on application of all skills, consequently, it is NOT approved by the U.S. Coast Guard or the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) as meeting requirements for a state boating safety education certificate.


Basic Powerboat Cruising, Inshore Powerboat Cruising, [Optional] Night Operations, [Optional] After Class Experience

6/03/2024   -   6/06/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Trawlers Great Lakes
12935 S West Bay Shore Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684 USA
  Contact: Michele Derouin
  Ph:   (231)941-5884
Start Powerboating Right on our fleet vessel, a 32ft single-engine Trawler. We’re pleased to offer this 4-day course with optional Night Operations. This live-aboard experience is designed for those who are exploring ownership of a cruising boat, preparing to complete America’s Great Loop, or those who wish to build their cruising portfolio for charter. Our small class size accommodates 2 people max per class. Our course provides a blend of classroom and on-the-water instruction focusing on skill mastery of the US Powerboating curriculum. Upon successful completion of the BPC and IPC, you’ll have the opportunity to take your cruising competence to the next level by extending your course into a 2-day bareboat charter for two in the picturesque cruising grounds within reach of our well-appointed marina and experience the cruising lifestyle for yourself. Visit our website for more information on this course and our complete schedule of available US Powerboating courses from May through October, annually. Give us a call to explore the ways in which you can customize our course to fit your cruising goals!


COMBO Accel Safe PB Handling / Safety & Rescue Boat Handling

6/08/2024   -   6/09/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Nautical Solutions
LEHYC
Beach Haven, NJ 08008 USA
  Contact: Cpt. Jaimie Bartlett
  Ph:   (609) 276-6703
ASPH + SRBH course combo is aimed toward training individuals who may use powerboats to perform safety and rescue functions; regatta personnel, sailing instructors, marine patrols, first responders, and more. 80% of this course is hands-on, on-the-water. The first day focuses on foundational skills for all boat operators; docking, leaving, holding position, pivot turns, high-speed maneuvers, etc.. The second day is focused on assisting in capsized sailboat recovery as well as other emergency procedures. This is a great training course for anyone planning to take the level 1 sailing instructor course.


Intro to Boating

6/08/2024   -   6/08/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
First of four modules to advance your skills and confidence in boating. 3 hours on the water:Centering the wheel,Shifting gears and throttle control,Preparing the boat for departure,Steering straight at idle speed,Station Holding. Visit our website to see all the modules and to register.


Precision Docking & Boat Handling

6/08/2024   -   6/08/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
Second of four modules. 3 hours on the water -180 degree turn-arounds, Docking on port & starboard, Departing from dock, Using S.C.A.N. procedures. For more information about the other modules and to register, visit our website.


Basic Powerboat Cruising

6/08/2024   -   6/09/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Center Helm
2626 N Lakeview Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 USA
  Contact: Capt. Scott Souders
  Ph:   (630) 853-2774
Beginner to intermediate, 33 ft. boats and larger equipped with through-hull prop shafts and rudders This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a powerboat and improve their boat handling skills on actual boats. The US Coast Guard has approved this course and recognizes it as a standard in boat handling. Classroom sessions and on-the-water sessions totaling six to eight hours each, covering required education topics in which students learn: On-the-Water Sessions: Starting procedures Docking alongside Close-quarters maneuvers Steering a range Proceeding to a destination Person in Water rescue Engine & yacht systems Classroom Sessions: Safety, prep & weather Maneuvering concepts Registration & capacities Equipment requirements Prep & fueling procedures Navigation and rules of the road Aids to navigation Environmental regulations


Safe Powerboat Handling

6/08/2024   -   6/09/2024     Add to your calendar
 
SUNY Maritime College
6 Pennyfield Ave.
Bronx, NY 10465 USA


RI DEM - Boater Safety Class

6/08/2024   -   6/08/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Phillips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
RI DEM – Boater Safety Class – This one (1) day beginner boating class, which is classroom only, will prepare you to take the Rhode Island Boating Exam, which will be administered at the end of the class. We will submit your test results to the state and your license will be mailed directly to your home.


RI DEM - Boater Safety Class

6/08/2024   -   6/08/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Phillips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
RI DEM – Boater Safety Class – This one (1) day beginner boating class, which is classroom only, will prepare you to take the Rhode Island Boating Exam, which will be administered at the end of the class. We will submit your test results to the state and your license will be mailed directly to your home.


Safe Powerboat Handling

6/08/2024   -   6/09/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Bourne Community Boating, Inc
1 shipyard lane
Pocasset, MA 02559 USA
  Contact: Carina Way


Open Water Boat Handling

6/09/2024   -   6/09/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
Third of four modules. 3 hours on the water - Utilizing boat trim, Displacement & Planning Object avoidance, Ferrying, Emergency Stops. For more information on the modules and to register, please visit our website.


Open Water Advanced Maneuvering

6/09/2024   -   6/09/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
Last of four modules. 3 hours on the water - Crossing waves and wakes, Person overboard retrieval, Sharp turning on plane, Advanced avoidance. For full details and to register for any of the modules, please visit our website


Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling

6/10/2024   -   6/10/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Longshore Sailing School
260 Compo Road South
Westport, CT 06880 USA
  Contact: Jane Pimentel
  Ph:   2032264646
This 8 hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who has taken a classroom boating course but needs experience to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their boathandling skills. Students will be expected to study the course materials at home to challenge and pass a written exam covering equipment requirements, rules of the road, aids to navigations, preparation, environmental regulations, safety, and emergencies. This course focuses on hands-on application of all skills, consequently, it is NOT approved by the U.S. Coast Guard or the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) as meeting requirements for a state boating safety education certificate.


Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling

6/13/2024   -   6/13/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Jaimie Bartlett
Avalon Yacht Club
Avalon, NJ 08202 USA
  Contact: Capt. Jaimie Bartlett
  Ph:   609-276-6703
This 8-12 hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who has taken a classroom boating course but needs experience to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their boat-handling skills. Students will be expected to study the course materials at home to challenge and pass a written exam covering equipment requirements, rules of the road, aids to navigation, preparation, environmental regulations, safety, and emergencies. This is a great course for anyone preparing to take the level 1 sailing instructor course.


Women In Command

6/15/2024   -   6/15/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Carol Beecher
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
Our one-day program combines 4 hours of classroom training in the morning and then after lunch, 3 hours of on-the-water skill development. This unique format gives each student not only the knowledge needed for anyone stepping onto a boat, but also on-the-water practical lessons that will improve skill level and build confidence. Feel relaxed with all female instructors.


Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling

6/15/2024   -   6/15/2024     Add to your calendar
 
SUNY Maritime College
6 Pennyfield Ave.
Bronx, NY 10465 USA


Intro to Boating

6/22/2024   -   6/22/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
First of four modules to advance your skills and confidence in boating. 3 hours on the water:Centering the wheel,Shifting gears and throttle control,Preparing the boat for departure,Steering straight at idle speed,Station Holding. Visit our website to see all the modules and to register.


Precision Docking & Boat Handling

6/22/2024   -   6/22/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
Second of four modules. 3 hours on the water -180 degree turn-arounds, Docking on port & starboard, Departing from dock, Using S.C.A.N. procedures. For more information about the other modules and to register, visit our website.


Accel Safe PB Handling + Safety & Rescue Boat Handling COMBO

6/22/2024   -   6/23/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Nautical Solutions
LEHYC
Beach Haven, NJ 08008 USA
  Contact: Jaimie Bartlett
  Ph:   609-276-6703
This is a private ASPH + SRBH course for the sailing Instructors at this facility. Other courses are being hosted throughout the year. Check out the calendar on our website for more information.


Open Water Boat Handling

6/23/2024   -   6/23/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
Third of four modules. 3 hours on the water - Utilizing boat trim, Displacement & Planning Object avoidance, Ferrying, Emergency Stops. For more information on the modules and to register, please visit our website.


Open Water Advanced Maneuvering

6/23/2024   -   6/23/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
Last of four modules. 3 hours on the water - Crossing waves and wakes, Person overboard retrieval, Sharp turning on plane, Advanced avoidance. For full details and to register for any of the modules, please visit our website


RI DEM - Boater Safety Class

6/23/2024   -   6/23/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Phillips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
RI DEM – Boater Safety Class – This one (1) day beginner boating class, which is classroom only, will prepare you to take the Rhode Island Boating Exam, which will be administered at the end of the class. We will submit your test results to the state and your license will be mailed directly to your home.


Safe Boat Handling/Start Powerboating Right!

6/29/2024   -   6/30/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Capt David Fetherston
1 Phillips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Captain Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401-472-3389
This 16-hour, 2 day class combining classroom and on the water practical experience for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their boat handling skills and confidence. 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. This course also includes the RI or Ma state specific test. Minimum 4 students to conduct class. No more than 4 per boat for maximum individual practice. If you don't see dates that work for you, please contact us. We are happy to try to organize a class on other dates. We look forward to helping you get out on the water!


Intro to Boating

7/06/2024   -   7/06/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
First of four modules to advance your skills and confidence in boating. 3 hours on the water:Centering the wheel,Shifting gears and throttle control,Preparing the boat for departure,Steering straight at idle speed,Station Holding. Visit our website to see all the modules and to register.


Precision Docking & Boat Handling

7/06/2024   -   7/06/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
Second of four modules. 3 hours on the water -180 degree turn-arounds, Docking on port & starboard, Departing from dock, Using S.C.A.N. procedures. For more information about the other modules and to register, visit our website.


RI DEM - Boater Safety Class

7/06/2024   -   7/06/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Phillips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
RI DEM – Boater Safety Class – This one (1) day beginner boating class, which is classroom only, will prepare you to take the Rhode Island Boating Exam, which will be administered at the end of the class. We will submit your test results to the state and your license will be mailed directly to your home.


Open Water Boat Handling

7/07/2024   -   7/07/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
Third of four modules. 3 hours on the water - Utilizing boat trim, Displacement & Planning Object avoidance, Ferrying, Emergency Stops. For more information on the modules and to register, please visit our website.


Open Water Advanced Maneuvering

7/07/2024   -   7/07/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
Last of four modules. 3 hours on the water - Crossing waves and wakes, Person overboard retrieval, Sharp turning on plane, Advanced avoidance. For full details and to register for any of the modules, please visit our website


Women In Command

7/13/2024   -   7/13/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Carol Beecher
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
Our one-day program combines 4 hours of classroom training in the morning and then after lunch, 3 hours of on-the-water skill development. This unique format gives each student not only the knowledge needed for anyone stepping onto a boat, but also on-the-water practical lessons that will improve skill level and build confidence. Feel relaxed with all female instructors.


Safe Boat Handling/Start Powerboating Right!

7/20/2024   -   7/21/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Capt David Fetherston
1 Phillips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Captain Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401-472-3389
This 16-hour, 2 day class combining classroom and on the water practical experience for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their boat handling skills and confidence. 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. This course also includes the RI or Ma state specific test. Minimum 4 students to conduct class. No more than 4 per boat for maximum individual practice. If you don't see dates that work for you, please contact us. We are happy to try to organize a class on other dates. We look forward to helping you get out on the water!


Cruising - Basic, Inshore & Night Ops

7/22/2024   -   7/26/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Phillips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
This one week, day only course, covers Basic Cruising, Inshore and Night Ops. See website, www.incommandri.com for details.


Basic Powerboat Cruising, Inshore Powerboat Cruising, [Optional] Night Operations, [Optional] After Class Experience

7/22/2024   -   7/25/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Trawlers Great Lakes
12935 S West Bay Shore Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684 USA
  Contact: Michele Derouin
  Ph:   (231)941-5884
Start Powerboating Right on our fleet vessel, a 32ft single-engine Trawler. We’re pleased to offer this 4-day course with optional Night Operations. This live-aboard experience is designed for those who are exploring ownership of a cruising boat, preparing to complete America’s Great Loop, or those who wish to build their cruising portfolio for charter. Our small class size accommodates 2 people max per class. Our course provides a blend of classroom and on-the-water instruction focusing on skill mastery of the US Powerboating curriculum. Upon successful completion of the BPC and IPC, you’ll have the opportunity to take your cruising competence to the next level by extending your course into a 2-day bareboat charter for two in the picturesque cruising grounds within reach of our well-appointed marina and experience the cruising lifestyle for yourself. Visit our website for more information on this course and our complete schedule of available US Powerboating courses from May through October, annually. Give us a call to explore the ways in which you can customize our course to fit your cruising goals!


Intro to Boating

7/27/2024   -   7/27/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
First of four modules to advance your skills and confidence in boating. 3 hours on the water:Centering the wheel,Shifting gears and throttle control,Preparing the boat for departure,Steering straight at idle speed,Station Holding. Visit our website to see all the modules and to register.


Precision Docking & Boat Handling

7/27/2024   -   7/27/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
Second of four modules. 3 hours on the water -180 degree turn-arounds, Docking on port & starboard, Departing from dock, Using S.C.A.N. procedures. For more information about the other modules and to register, visit our website.


RI DEM - Boater Safety Class

7/27/2024   -   7/27/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Phillips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
RI DEM – Boater Safety Class – This one (1) day beginner boating class, which is classroom only, will prepare you to take the Rhode Island Boating Exam, which will be administered at the end of the class. We will submit your test results to the state and your license will be mailed directly to your home.


Open Water Boat Handling

7/28/2024   -   7/28/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
Third of four modules. 3 hours on the water - Utilizing boat trim, Displacement & Planning Object avoidance, Ferrying, Emergency Stops. For more information on the modules and to register, please visit our website.


Open Water Advanced Maneuvering

7/28/2024   -   7/28/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
Last of four modules. 3 hours on the water - Crossing waves and wakes, Person overboard retrieval, Sharp turning on plane, Advanced avoidance. For full details and to register for any of the modules, please visit our website


Basic Powerboat Cruising

8/03/2024   -   8/04/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Center Helm
2626 N Lakeview Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 USA
  Contact: Capt. Scott Souders
  Ph:   (630) 853-2774
Beginner to intermediate, 33 ft. boats and larger equipped with through-hull prop shafts and rudders This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a powerboat and improve their boat handling skills on actual boats. The US Coast Guard has approved this course and recognizes it as a standard in boat handling. Classroom sessions and on-the-water sessions totaling six to eight hours each, covering required education topics in which students learn: On-the-Water Sessions: Starting procedures Docking alongside Close-quarters maneuvers Steering a range Proceeding to a destination Person in Water rescue Engine & yacht systems Classroom Sessions: Safety, prep & weather Maneuvering concepts Registration & capacities Equipment requirements Prep & fueling procedures Navigation and rules of the road Aids to navigation Environmental regulations


RI DEM - Boater Safety Class

8/03/2024   -   8/03/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Phillips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
RI DEM – Boater Safety Class – This one (1) day beginner boating class, which is classroom only, will prepare you to take the Rhode Island Boating Exam, which will be administered at the end of the class. We will submit your test results to the state and your license will be mailed directly to your home.


Open Water Advanced Maneuvering

8/04/2024   -   8/04/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
Last of four modules. 3 hours on the water - Crossing waves and wakes, Person overboard retrieval, Sharp turning on plane, Advanced avoidance. For full details and to register for any of the modules, please visit our website


Basic Powerboat Cruising, Inshore Powerboat Cruising, [Optional] Night Operations, [Optional] After Class Experience

8/05/2024   -   8/08/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Trawlers Great Lakes
12935 S West Bay Shore Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684 USA
  Contact: Michele Derouin
  Ph:   (231)941-5884
Start Powerboating Right on our fleet vessel, a 32ft single-engine Trawler. We’re pleased to offer this 4-day course with optional Night Operations. This live-aboard experience is designed for those who are exploring ownership of a cruising boat, preparing to complete America’s Great Loop, or those who wish to build their cruising portfolio for charter. Our small class size accommodates 2 people max per class. Our course provides a blend of classroom and on-the-water instruction focusing on skill mastery of the US Powerboating curriculum. Upon successful completion of the BPC and IPC, you’ll have the opportunity to take your cruising competence to the next level by extending your course into a 2-day bareboat charter for two in the picturesque cruising grounds within reach of our well-appointed marina and experience the cruising lifestyle for yourself. Visit our website for more information on this course and our complete schedule of available US Powerboating courses from May through October, annually. Give us a call to explore the ways in which you can customize our course to fit your cruising goals!


Safe Boat Handling / Start Powerboating Right

8/10/2024   -   8/11/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Capt David Fetherston
One Phillips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401-472-3389
This 16-hour, 2 day class combining classroom and on the water practical experience for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their boat handling skills and confidence. 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. This course also includes the RI or Ma state specific test. Minimum 4 students to conduct class. No more than 4 per boat for maximum individual practice. If you don't see dates that work for you, please contact us. We are happy to try to organize a class on other dates. We look forward to helping you get out on the water!


Intro to Boating

8/10/2024   -   8/10/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
First of four modules to advance your skills and confidence in boating. 3 hours on the water:Centering the wheel,Shifting gears and throttle control,Preparing the boat for departure,Steering straight at idle speed,Station Holding. Visit our website to see all the modules and to register.


Precision Docking & Boat Handling

8/10/2024   -   8/10/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
Second of four modules. 3 hours on the water -180 degree turn-arounds, Docking on port & starboard, Departing from dock, Using S.C.A.N. procedures. For more information about the other modules and to register, visit our website.


Open Water Boat Handling

8/11/2024   -   8/11/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
Third of four modules. 3 hours on the water - Utilizing boat trim, Displacement & Planning Object avoidance, Ferrying, Emergency Stops. For more information on the modules and to register, please visit our website.


Open Water Advanced Maneuvering

8/11/2024   -   8/11/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
Last of four modules. 3 hours on the water - Crossing waves and wakes, Person overboard retrieval, Sharp turning on plane, Advanced avoidance. For full details and to register for any of the modules, please visit our website


Women In Command

8/17/2024   -   8/17/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Phillips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
Our one-day program combines 4 hours of classroom training in the morning and then after lunch, 3 hours of on-the-water skill development. This unique format gives each student not only the knowledge needed for anyone stepping onto a boat, but also on-the-water practical lessons that will improve skill level and build confidence. Feel relaxed with all female instructors.


Intro to Boating

8/24/2024   -   8/24/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
First of four modules to advance your skills and confidence in boating. 3 hours on the water:Centering the wheel,Shifting gears and throttle control,Preparing the boat for departure,Steering straight at idle speed,Station Holding. Visit our website to see all the modules and to register.


Precision Docking & Boat Handling

8/24/2024   -   8/24/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
Second of four modules. 3 hours on the water -180 degree turn-arounds, Docking on port & starboard, Departing from dock, Using S.C.A.N. procedures. For more information about the other modules and to register, visit our website.


Open Water Boat Handling

8/25/2024   -   8/25/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
Third of four modules. 3 hours on the water - Utilizing boat trim, Displacement & Planning Object avoidance, Ferrying, Emergency Stops. For more information on the modules and to register, please visit our website.


Open Water Advanced Maneuvering

8/25/2024   -   8/25/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02852 USA
  Contact: Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
Last of four modules. 3 hours on the water - Crossing waves and wakes, Person overboard retrieval, Sharp turning on plane, Advanced avoidance. For full details and to register for any of the modules, please visit our website


Basic Powerboat Cruising, Inshore Powerboat Cruising, [Optional] Night Operations, [Optional] After Class Experience

8/26/2024   -   8/29/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Trawlers Great Lakes
12935 S West Bay Shore Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684 USA
  Contact: Michele Derouin
  Ph:   (231)941-5884
Start Powerboating Right on our fleet vessel, a 32ft single-engine Trawler. We’re pleased to offer this 4-day course with optional Night Operations. This live-aboard experience is designed for those who are exploring ownership of a cruising boat, preparing to complete America’s Great Loop, or those who wish to build their cruising portfolio for charter. Our small class size accommodates 2 people max per class. Our course provides a blend of classroom and on-the-water instruction focusing on skill mastery of the US Powerboating curriculum. Upon successful completion of the BPC and IPC, you’ll have the opportunity to take your cruising competence to the next level by extending your course into a 2-day bareboat charter for two in the picturesque cruising grounds within reach of our well-appointed marina and experience the cruising lifestyle for yourself. Visit our website for more information on this course and our complete schedule of available US Powerboating courses from May through October, annually. Give us a call to explore the ways in which you can customize our course to fit your cruising goals!


Basic Powerboat Cruising, Inshore Powerboat Cruising, [Optional] Night Operations, [Optional] After Class Experience

9/02/2024   -   9/05/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Trawlers Great Lakes
12935 S West Bay Shore Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684 USA
  Contact: Michele Derouin
  Ph:   (231)941-5884
Start Powerboating Right on our fleet vessel, a 32ft single-engine Trawler. We’re pleased to offer this 4-day course with optional Night Operations. This live-aboard experience is designed for those who are exploring ownership of a cruising boat, preparing to complete America’s Great Loop, or those who wish to build their cruising portfolio for charter. Our small class size accommodates 2 people max per class. Our course provides a blend of classroom and on-the-water instruction focusing on skill mastery of the US Powerboating curriculum. Upon successful completion of the BPC and IPC, you’ll have the opportunity to take your cruising competence to the next level by extending your course into a 2-day bareboat charter for two in the picturesque cruising grounds within reach of our well-appointed marina and experience the cruising lifestyle for yourself. Visit our website for more information on this course and our complete schedule of available US Powerboating courses from May through October, annually. Give us a call to explore the ways in which you can customize our course to fit your cruising goals!


Basic Powerboat Cruising

9/07/2024   -   9/08/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Center Helm
2626 N Lakeview Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 USA
  Contact: Capt. Scott Souders
  Ph:   (630) 853-2774
Beginner to intermediate, 33 ft. boats and larger equipped with through-hull prop shafts and rudders This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a powerboat and improve their boat handling skills on actual boats. The US Coast Guard has approved this course and recognizes it as a standard in boat handling. Classroom sessions and on-the-water sessions totaling six to eight hours each, covering required education topics in which students learn: On-the-Water Sessions: Starting procedures Docking alongside Close-quarters maneuvers Steering a range Proceeding to a destination Person in Water rescue Engine & yacht systems Classroom Sessions: Safety, prep & weather Maneuvering concepts Registration & capacities Equipment requirements Prep & fueling procedures Navigation and rules of the road Aids to navigation Environmental regulations


Basic Powerboat Cruising, Inshore Powerboat Cruising, [Optional] Night Operations, [Optional] After Class Experience

9/09/2024   -   9/12/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Trawlers Great Lakes
12935 S West Bay Shore Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684 USA
  Contact: Michele Derouin
  Ph:   (231)941-5884
Start Powerboating Right on our fleet vessel, a 32ft single-engine Trawler. We’re pleased to offer this 4-day course with optional Night Operations. This live-aboard experience is designed for those who are exploring ownership of a cruising boat, preparing to complete America’s Great Loop, or those who wish to build their cruising portfolio for charter. Our small class size accommodates 2 people max per class. Our course provides a blend of classroom and on-the-water instruction focusing on skill mastery of the US Powerboating curriculum. Upon successful completion of the BPC and IPC, you’ll have the opportunity to take your cruising competence to the next level by extending your course into a 2-day bareboat charter for two in the picturesque cruising grounds within reach of our well-appointed marina and experience the cruising lifestyle for yourself. Visit our website for more information on this course and our complete schedule of available US Powerboating courses from May through October, annually. Give us a call to explore the ways in which you can customize our course to fit your cruising goals!


Safe Powerboat Handling

9/14/2024   -   9/15/2024     Add to your calendar
 
SUNY Maritime College
6 Pennyfield Ave.
Bronx, NY 10465 USA


Basic Powerboat Cruising, Inshore Powerboat Cruising, [Optional] Night Operations, [Optional] After Class Experience

9/16/2024   -   9/19/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Trawlers Great Lakes
12935 S West Bay Shore Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684 USA
  Contact: Michele Derouin
  Ph:   (231)941-5884
Start Powerboating Right on our fleet vessel, a 32ft single-engine Trawler. We’re pleased to offer this 4-day course with optional Night Operations. This live-aboard experience is designed for those who are exploring ownership of a cruising boat, preparing to complete America’s Great Loop, or those who wish to build their cruising portfolio for charter. Our small class size accommodates 2 people max per class. Our course provides a blend of classroom and on-the-water instruction focusing on skill mastery of the US Powerboating curriculum. Upon successful completion of the BPC and IPC, you’ll have the opportunity to take your cruising competence to the next level by extending your course into a 2-day bareboat charter for two in the picturesque cruising grounds within reach of our well-appointed marina and experience the cruising lifestyle for yourself. Visit our website for more information on this course and our complete schedule of available US Powerboating courses from May through October, annually. Give us a call to explore the ways in which you can customize our course to fit your cruising goals!


Basic Powerboat Cruising, Inshore Powerboat Cruising, [Optional] Night Operations, [Optional] After Class Experience

9/22/2024   -   9/25/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Trawlers Great Lakes
12935 S West Bay Shore Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684 USA
  Contact: Michele Derouin
  Ph:   (231)941-5884
Start Powerboating Right on our fleet vessel, a 32ft single-engine Trawler. We’re pleased to offer this 4-day course with optional Night Operations. This live-aboard experience is designed for those who are exploring ownership of a cruising boat, preparing to complete America’s Great Loop, or those who wish to build their cruising portfolio for charter. Our small class size accommodates 2 people max per class. Our course provides a blend of classroom and on-the-water instruction focusing on skill mastery of the US Powerboating curriculum. Upon successful completion of the BPC and IPC, you’ll have the opportunity to take your cruising competence to the next level by extending your course into a 2-day bareboat charter for two in the picturesque cruising grounds within reach of our well-appointed marina and experience the cruising lifestyle for yourself. Visit our website for more information on this course and our complete schedule of available US Powerboating courses from May through October, annually. Give us a call to explore the ways in which you can customize our course to fit your cruising goals!


Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling

9/28/2024   -   9/28/2024     Add to your calendar
 
SUNY Maritime College
6 Pennyfield Ave.
Bronx, NY 10465 USA


Basic Powerboat Cruising, Inshore Powerboat Cruising, [Optional] Night Operations, [Optional] After Class Experience

10/02/2024   -   10/05/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Trawlers Great Lakes
12935 S West Bay Shore Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684 USA
  Contact: Michele Derouin
  Ph:   (231)941-5884
Start Powerboating Right on our fleet vessel, a 32ft single-engine Trawler. We’re pleased to offer this 4-day course with optional Night Operations. This live-aboard experience is designed for those who are exploring ownership of a cruising boat, preparing to complete America’s Great Loop, or those who wish to build their cruising portfolio for charter. Our small class size accommodates 2 people max per class. Our course provides a blend of classroom and on-the-water instruction focusing on skill mastery of the US Powerboating curriculum. Upon successful completion of the BPC and IPC, you’ll have the opportunity to take your cruising competence to the next level by extending your course into a 2-day bareboat charter for two in the picturesque cruising grounds within reach of our well-appointed marina and experience the cruising lifestyle for yourself. Visit our website for more information on this course and our complete schedule of available US Powerboating courses from May through October, annually. Give us a call to explore the ways in which you can customize our course to fit your cruising goals!


USCG Limited Master/Launch Tender

10/05/2024   -   10/06/2024     Add to your calendar
 
SUNY Maritime College
6 Pennyfield Ave.
Bronx, NY 10465 USA


Basic Powerboat Cruising, Inshore Powerboat Cruising, [Optional] Night Operations, [Optional] After Class Experience

10/07/2024   -   10/10/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Trawlers Great Lakes
12935 S West Bay Shore Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684 USA
  Contact: Michele Derouin
  Ph:   (231)941-5884
Start Powerboating Right on our fleet vessel, a 32ft single-engine Trawler. We’re pleased to offer this 4-day course with optional Night Operations. This live-aboard experience is designed for those who are exploring ownership of a cruising boat, preparing to complete America’s Great Loop, or those who wish to build their cruising portfolio for charter. Our small class size accommodates 2 people max per class. Our course provides a blend of classroom and on-the-water instruction focusing on skill mastery of the US Powerboating curriculum. Upon successful completion of the BPC and IPC, you’ll have the opportunity to take your cruising competence to the next level by extending your course into a 2-day bareboat charter for two in the picturesque cruising grounds within reach of our well-appointed marina and experience the cruising lifestyle for yourself. Visit our website for more information on this course and our complete schedule of available US Powerboating courses from May through October, annually. Give us a call to explore the ways in which you can customize our course to fit your cruising goals!


Basic Powerboat Cruising, Inshore Powerboat Cruising, [Optional] Night Operations, [Optional] After Class Experience

10/14/2024   -   10/17/2024     Add to your calendar
 
Trawlers Great Lakes
12935 S West Bay Shore Drive
Traverse City, MI 49684 USA
  Contact: Michele Derouin
  Ph:   (231)941-5884
Start Powerboating Right on our fleet vessel, a 32ft single-engine Trawler. We’re pleased to offer this 4-day course with optional Night Operations. This live-aboard experience is designed for those who are exploring ownership of a cruising boat, preparing to complete America’s Great Loop, or those who wish to build their cruising portfolio for charter. Our small class size accommodates 2 people max per class. Our course provides a blend of classroom and on-the-water instruction focusing on skill mastery of the US Powerboating curriculum. Upon successful completion of the BPC and IPC, you’ll have the opportunity to take your cruising competence to the next level by extending your course into a 2-day bareboat charter for two in the picturesque cruising grounds within reach of our well-appointed marina and experience the cruising lifestyle for yourself. Visit our website for more information on this course and our complete schedule of available US Powerboating courses from May through October, annually. Give us a call to explore the ways in which you can customize our course to fit your cruising goals!


6 Pack - OUPV

10/15/2024   -   11/23/2024     Add to your calendar
 
David Fetherston
One Philips Street
Wickford, RI 02539 USA
  Contact: Captain Carol Beecher
  Ph:   401.472.3389
Course is offered Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm -9pm and all day Saturday. For the details, please visit our website.


Powerboat Chartering Fundamentals In The BVIs

2/15/2025   -   2/22/2025     Add to your calendar
 
Center Helm
2626 N Lakeview Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 USA
  Contact: Capt. Scott Souders
  Ph:   (630) 853-2774
For those looking to bareboat or cruise the world Embark on the Center Helm experience in the British Virgin Islands, where successful completion of this week-long, hands-on course will not only make you the captain of your next island-hopping vacation but will also earn you all the certifications needed to bareboat in the US, Caribbean, Europe, and beyond. Throughout the on-water program, you will acquire essential skills to charter and efficiently operate a motor yacht globally. Acting as both captain and crew, you'll navigate a live-aboard power catamaran through the beautiful BVI waters, building both confidence and credentials to cruise in new and unfamiliar locations. No prior experience is required—just a passion for learning and a desire to explore the waters. On-the-Water Sessions: Advanced docking Leaving & returning to a slip Picking up & dropping a mooring ball Anchoring Dense harbor maneuvers Open water boat control Intermediate anchoring Securing a large vessel Advanced navigation Tender operation Classroom Sessions: Liveaboard marine systems Inboard engine checks Twin-screw maneuvering concepts Emergency procedures Deck Safety COLREGS Tides & Currents Clearing Customs & Immigration Provisioning Prerequisites: none Ages: 21+ Certification(s) Earned: Basic Powerboat Cruising Inshore Powerboat Cruising International Proficiency Certificate© (required for chartering in the European Union)


Powerboat Chartering Fundamentals In the BVIs

2/21/2026   -   2/28/2026     Add to your calendar
 
Center Helm
2626 N Lakeview Ave
Chicago, IL 60614 USA
  Contact: Capt. Scott Souders
  Ph:   (630) 853-2774
For those looking to bareboat or cruise the world Embark on the Center Helm experience in the British Virgin Islands, where successful completion of this week-long, hands-on course will not only make you the captain of your next island-hopping vacation but will also earn you all the certifications needed to bareboat in the US, Caribbean, Europe, and beyond. Throughout the on-water program, you will acquire essential skills to charter and efficiently operate a motor yacht globally. Acting as both captain and crew, you'll navigate a live-aboard power catamaran through the beautiful BVI waters, building both confidence and credentials to cruise in new and unfamiliar locations. No prior experience is required—just a passion for learning and a desire to explore the waters. On-the-Water Sessions: Advanced docking Leaving & returning to a slip Picking up & dropping a mooring ball Anchoring Dense harbor maneuvers Open water boat control Intermediate anchoring Securing a large vessel Advanced navigation Tender operation Classroom Sessions: Liveaboard marine systems Inboard engine checks Twin-screw maneuvering concepts Emergency procedures Deck Safety COLREGS Tides & Currents Clearing Customs & Immigration Provisioning Prerequisites: none Ages: 21+ Certification(s) Earned: Basic Powerboat Cruising Inshore Powerboat Cruising International Proficiency Certificate© (required for chartering in the European Union)