Safe Powerboating Challenge Course
Saturday, Jan 30, 2021 (9:00 am - 1:00 pm)
US Powerboating (US Sailing) powerboat challenge-out course.
Prerequisites include Sarasota Sailing Squadron membership, race committee volunteer, NASBLA FLORIDA Safety Education ID (also known as the Florida Boating license) which is avaiable online at https://www.boatus.org/florida/ . Self-study of the course materials. Bring your NASBLA Florida Safety ID to the course with you.
The Self-study course materials will be provided to registrants through the Squadron office. Most of the 2-hour course will be on-water assessment by the instructor with two people per boat. Successful completion of the powerboat handling certificate from US Sailing / Powerboating requires passing a written test and an on-water skills assessment. This course is for certification of those proficient in powerboat handling.
Zac Oppenheim is the instructor, a US Powerboating Instructor Trainer, a US Coast Guard licensed Master, and has worked at waterfront education facilities in higher education for 17 years. With a focus on safety, Zac has a passion for sharing his love of boating and currently teaches at the St Petersburg Yacht Club, Sailing Florida, and Freedom Boat club. He also serves as a private yacht captain maintaining and operating a private motor yacht as well as SCUBA support boat responsible for cleaning our local reefs.
Register at sarasotass.rechub.net/event/1630.
Meet on the Squadron screened porch. Beverages can be purchased at the bar.
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