NSBC - Open Water Boat Handling

Cost: $175

Start Time: 11 am
Duration: 3 Hours

Prerequisites: None. No experience necessary!
Recommended Age: 10 – Adult
Class Time : 11am-2pm

Certifications Information:
This Course does NOT qualify for a Boater Education Certification Card

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National Safe Boating Council

National Safe Boating Council - Module 3

This third course  focuses on real-world boating handling situations on the open water, learn to read navigational signals, and learn how to avoid over-steering and course correction issues when traveling a long distance.

You will also learn how to land and depart from the shoreline instead of a deep water dock, and you will learn how to maintain position while battling the wind and waves

On the Water Sessions    

  • Utilizing boat trim
  • Displacement & Planning
  • Ferrying
  • Emergency Stops
  • Land and depart from the shoreline
  • Maintain Position in wind
  • Collision Avoidance
  • and more...

You will also learn to S.C.A.N. the area, negotiate safety and collision avoidance situations, recognize potential hazards and situations, and how to handle each one.

By learning these advanced boating and navigational skills, you will be more confident and thus safer on the open water, which in turn will create a more enjoyable experience for both your passengers and other boaters.

Introduction to Powerboating

Module One

  • Centering the wheel
  • Shifting gears
  • Pre-departure checklist
  • Station Holding
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Precision Docking & Boat Handling

Module Two

  • 180-degree turnarounds
  • Docking on port & starboard
  • Departing from dock
  • Using S.C.A.N. procedures
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Open Water Boat Handling

Module Three

  • Utilizing boat trim
  • Displacement & Planning
  • Ferrying
  • Emergency Stops
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Open Water Advanced Maneuvering

Module Four

  • Crossing waves and wakes
  • Person overboard retrieval
  • Sharp turning on plane
  • Advanced avoidance
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Based in South Carolina


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