US PowerboatingSafety & Rescue Boat Handling

Course fee $500    CMTS Schedule

This on-the-water course is for anyone who will be using powerboats to perform safety and rescue functions. It is designed for regatta personnel, marine patrols, police and fire rescue personnel, park rangers, and on-the-water sailing instructors and coaches. Participants learn:

On-the-Water Sessions

  • VHF radio communications
  • Boat rescues, incl. capsizes
  • Person in Water rescue
  • Towing: astern & alongside
  • Williamson turn
  • Steering a range in/outbound
  • Intercepting & maintaining position with moving vessel
  • Use of bearings & GPS
  • Search pattern

Classroom Sessions

  • Weather & water briefings
  • VHF radio procedures
  • Safety & rescue equipment & procedures
  • Towing concepts
  • Search patterns concepts
  • Plotting a position
  • Calculating tides & currents

Lunch will be provided to all students

Prerequisites: Safe Powerboat Handling certificate & proficient boat handling skills
Suggested Age: 18–adult
Certification(s) Earned: Safety and Rescue Boat Handling certificate

Course fee $500   Center for Marine Training and Safety


Refund Policy for all course fees:

Due to costs incurred to provide facilities, equipment and personnel, course fees are non-refundable according to the following schedule:

  • 90 or greater days, 100% of course fee refunded
  • 31-89 days, 75% of course fee refunded
  • 15-30 days, 50% of course fee refund
  • 14 days or less, No Refund

For questions and additional information:

Center for Marine Training & Safety 
Texas A&M University at Galveston
P.O. Box 1675
Galveston, TX 77553
E-mail: cmts@tamug.edu
Phone:
409-740-4933