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Our Educational Offerings:

Basic Boating Class Navigation and Seamanship Seminars On-the-Water Training


USPS, the leader in boating safety and education for a century, has an exciting program for new boaters. Developed under a grant from the U. S. Coast Guard, our Practical On-the-Water Training breaks new ground by providing high quality, affordable training for those who want to develop or improve their boat handling skills.

This program is a one-day, 8-hour seminar. It includes 4 hours of classroom training and 4 hours of training and practice behind the wheel of a boat. Our classroom sessions are taught by qualified USPS instructors, and our on-the-water sessions are conducted by highly experienced boaters specially trained in on-the-water certification.

Here’s what you will learn:

  • Basic controls
  • Low-speed maneuvering
  • High-speed maneuvering
  • Emergency maneuvers
  • Avoiding collisions
  • Docking
  • Anchoring
  • Line handling and knot tying
  • … And much, much more!

Previous boat handling experience is not required, but we do require that you first complete a boating safety class. Our training is held at the Lakewood Yacht Club, 2425 NASA Parkway, Seabrook, TX 77586.

In 2015 we conducted training on the following dates:  Mar 28, Apr 25, Jun 27, Jul 25,  Aug 15, Sep 26.  Watch this space for the 2016 schedule.

Once our new dates are set you can register online for a session at the following web site: POTW Registration. Enter 77586 as the ZIP code.  For more information, or to get on the waiting list for 2016, contact [email protected] 713-303-8049

If you are experienced and are looking to become a certified operator, see our page on Boat Operator Certification.