United States Power Squadrons®

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Practical On the Water Training MaterialsPRACTICAL ON THE WATER TRAINING

Do you learn better with hands-on training and retain more of what you learn? Then our Practical on the Water Training seminar is for you!  An excellent complement to our basic America’s Boating Course, this eight hour seminar is the perfect combination of four hours of classroom training and four hours of hands-on on-the-water training. It provides an explanation of how your boat handles and why. Video clips let you visualize the maneuvers prior to your experiencing them on the water. Each student receives a copy of Powerboat Handling Illustrated, a DVD, a Student Manual, and a certificate acknowledging his/her training.

What's Included?
  • Use of lines
  • Departing the dock
  • Operating in a fairway
  • Pivoting
  • Mooring
  • Backing
  • Docking
  • Steering, including a slalom course
  • Holding course on a range
  • Quick stop

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Here's a sample of this hands-on seminar.