Annisquam Yacht Club will be partnering with US Sailing / US Power-boating to host Safe Power Boat-Handling. US Coast Guard & NASBLA Approved. This 16-hour hands-on, on-the-water course is for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small motorboat and improve their 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. These national and state approvals call for the course to include a total of six to eight hours of classroom sessions covering required education topics. Students learn: On-the-Water Sessions 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 Classroom Sessions Safety, preparation & weather Maneuvering concepts Registration & capacities Equipment requirements Preparation & fueling procedures Navigation rules of the road Aids to navigation Environment regulations Prerequisites: None, no experience necessary. Suggested Age: 10–adult (may be affected by state minimum age) Certification(s) Earned: US Sailing/US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certificate (NASBLA Approved), State Boating Education Certificate (in applicable states) US Sailing Membership is not required to participate in a Safe Powerboat Handling course. No affiliation wit AYC is required to participate in this course and we do encourage and welcome sailors from other programs to attend. http://www.uspowerboating.com/courses/sph/ Registration Fee $350 - Member $450 non Member Members Use code AYC-MEMBER for $100 coupon. This course will run throughout the season and AYC will work with other clubs and organizations to schedule courses.