Safe Powerboat Handling



The Fall 2017 class will be Thursday evening,  October 26, and all day Saturday, October 28. The course is free for members of the Arizona Yacht Club and $150 for nonmembers.

The class is sold out. You may click on the link below to go on the waitlist, in case someone isn’t able to make the class.

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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!

Day one, from 6 to 10 pm on Thursday, October 26, is in the classroom at the Eisendrath House in Tempe. Here’s a link to the Google map location. The place is a little difficult to find, so allow a little extra time to get there. The second day from 9 to 5 will be entirely on the water at Lake Pleasant.

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