Powerboat Handling


Next class is Friday, September 18 and Saturday September 19. AYC members may attend for free; nonmembers are $225. The class was limited to 12 and 12 people have now registered, so registration is closed. The Friday evening class will be held at the Tempe Police Department Apache Substation (map); the Saturday class is at Lake Pleasant.

Learn Valuable High and Low Speed Skills.

This two-day, hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small motorboat and improve 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. In addition, the Arizona Yacht Club requires ALL operators of AYC powerboats to be certified by this course.

The course is taught by US Sailing certified powerboat instructors and includes the safety, rescue and support endorsement for anyone using powerboats to perform safety and rescue functions, such as sailing instructors, coaches, regatta personnel, marine patrols, police and fire rescue personnel, and park rangers—as well as people who want to be certified as operators of race support boats.

More information on course content is available here.

Contact: Rob Gibbs