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US Powerboating-Certified Safe Powerboat Handling Course

The Marianas Yacht Club is sponsoring a very special training opportunity for boaters in the month of February! 
We have flown in a US Sailing/US Powerboating-certified instructor to conduct two separate boating certification courses.  These courses are open to any interested boater in Guam or the Marianas. Spots are limited and offered on a first registered and paid basis.
Conducted by Morgan Collins, US Powerboating certified instructor, 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) recognizes the certification provided by this course. Age requirement is 10 years and older.
The fee for this course is $200 for Marianas Yacht Club members and $250 for non-members, which covers instruction, textbook, certification, and use of a course powerboat.
If you have any questions about the course, please contact Commodore Mike Cassidy directly at by email or WhatsApp at 671-488-8834.

Don’t pass up this opportunity to build your boating skills and add an instructor certification!

Registration is with Marianas Yacht Club directly.

What to bring: 

-Necessary Items:

            - US Coast Guard Approved PFD
             - Plenty of water 
            - Lunch/ high energy snacks

            - Swimsuit 

            - Sunscreen (SPF 30 or greater).

            - Bring your Hydration bottle

            - Notebook and writing utensil   
            - Proper Footwear: Water Shoes, boat shoes, dinghy boots, or regular sneakers that can wet  
            - Signed Liability Waiver 

-Suggested items: 

            -Polarized sunglasses 


            -Rash guard (sun protective clothing)

            -Croakies (strap to keep sunglasses from falling off)
            -Bug Spray

About the instructor, Morgan Collins
An avid boater since his youth, Morgan is a graduate and former sail team member of Brandeis University. He also holds a MA from Columbia University in New York.  Morgan has been an instructor with US Sailing for over 35 years and is currently the Boating Manager at University of California, Berkley.  He also serves as a Director on the Board of the Alameda Community Sailing Center and was the School Director at Club Nautique in San Francisco, and Executive Director at Sail Sand Point.

Location: The course will be held at the Marianas Yacht Club in Piti.

Saturday, February 24, 2024, 8:00 AM until Sunday, February 25, 2024, 5:00 PM Hawaiian Time (UTC-10:00)
Marianas Yacht Club
Piti, GU  96932

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Elisa Anderson
Mike Cassidy
671-488-8834 (p)
Basic Level 1 Sailing Course
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
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