2017 US Powerboat Safety Course

Safe Powerboat Handling:  Drivers Education for Boaters

US Coast Guard & NASBLA Approved

Instructor: Mr. Cullen Teel, US POWERBOATING Certified Instructor
Age: 12-adult
Group Size: 12 maximum
Dates & Time:  Sat 7/22 - Sun 7/23

After being such a great success last year, KSEA is bringing back the US Powerboat: Safe Powerboat Handling  Course. This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a powerboat or improve their on-the-water boat handling skills. No experience necessary. The topics are covered using a variety of techniques in the classroom and dockside, emphasizing on-the-water practical application of all skills. Topics covered include:
•   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
•   Safety, prep & weather
•   Maneuvering concepts
•   Registration & Capacities
•   Equipment requirements
•   Prep & fueling procedures
•   Navigation rules of the road
•   Aids to navigation
•   Environmental regulations

The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) has approved the course, which also meets the boating safety requirements in many states in the USA. Maine does not require boat operators to be certified, almost every other state does.

Certifications Earned: NASBLA certificate, Safe Powerboat Handling certificate

Fee: $250/per person: includes all books, safety equipment and on-the-water instruction. This course costs up to $400 at other venues. We are discounting the course substantially to encourage our membership and community to get certified. We believe in safety on the water.

Registration: To register please contact KSEA Program Director, Lizzie Peabody at kseasail@gmail.com. To secure your place, please be sure to register before July 31. On August 1st, US Sailing will post the course, and registration will be open to the general public.

On-the-Water Sessions: Taught in Blue Hill Bay using the KSEA powerboats. If you would like to bring your own boat please contact Cullen Teel at cullenteel@gmail.com

Classroom Sessions: Taught in the KSEA classroom building at The Kollegewidgwok Yacht Club. Course materials will be mailed directly to you. Please provide us with your mailing address.

Please pack a lunch and snacks as there is a mid-day lunch break each day. We will provide water, so bring your re-usable bottle.