After School Safe Powerboat Handling

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Mondays, Sept. 18 – Oct. 23, 4:00 – 6:30 PM
Learn how to drive a powerboat… after school! Get your US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification while getting out on the water to learn how to operate a powerboat safely!

WHAT TO EXPECT: This program will get middle and high school students out on the water and familiar with how to operate a powerboat safely. Classroom topics: Boats, motors & terminology; registration & legal requirements; safety equipment & procedures; rules of the road; basic navigation; emergency procedures & rendering assistance; fueling, launching & trailering; weather, and more! Dockside & on-the-water skills: Operations checklists; engine troubleshooting; leaving & returning to a dock or slip; slow and high speed boat handling and close-quarters maneuvering; towing; person in the water recovery; anchoring; and more!

CERTIFICATIONS GRANTED: US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification. This is a NY State and NASBLA approved course. This course is approved by NY State to meet the NY State Safe Boating Certificate requirements.


SKILL LEVEL: No experience required!

AGES: Grades 6 - 12

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE: Any middle or high school student looking to learn to operate a powerboat safely and/or practice and improve on-the-water boat handling skills. This is a hands-on driving course, plus classroom theory.

COURSE MATERIALS PROVIDED: US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling textbook, review questions and logbook

LOCATION: Waterfront Programs take place at McMurray Hall on SUNY Maritime College's campus at 6 Pennyfield Avenue, Bronx, NY 10465. Mass transit and parking are available.

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