Madisonville

(Madisonville, LA)

05/29
2014

NEW Hands-On Powerboat Training Program

Freedom Boat club in partnership with the Recreational Power 
Boat Association (RPBA) are offering hands on boat training.  
This is a great way to improve you skills and confidence on the 
water. We have 7 locations along the Gulf Coast to accomplish  
the training. We can teach on our boats or yours.
Power Boating Made Easy (4 hours)
The goal of Power Boating Made Easy is to increase boating safety and enjoyment by improving boaters' nautical knowledge, practical skills and confidence. This program is taught by RPBA certified instructors. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will have learned the information and skills required to safely operate a powerboat in local, waters during daylight hours in good conditions. Maximum of 4 students per boats. This class is great for new boaters. 
 
Students will learn:
Essential Docking Skills
Close quarters techniques
Aids to navigation
Rules of the road
Anchoring 
Advanced Docking and Close Quarter Powerboat 
Handling (6 hours)
If you have been boating for a while and want to improve your skills, this is an outstanding opportunity. RPBA certified instructors will teach the precision boat
handling skills required to operate in close quarters and strong winds and currents. 
 
Students will learn:
Effective docking techniques and skills
Station keeping
Ferrying techniques
Spring lines

Contact

Michael Saia
Membership Executive

(888) 781-7363

100 Marina Del Ray Drive
Madisonville, LA 70447

Dockmaster/Reservations
(888) 781-7363

Brian Gwinnup
Training Director


Mandy Blaschka
Marketing Director

(888) 781-7363

Marina

Marina del Ray

Marina Del Ray is located of Hwy 22 in Madisonville LA. It is a full service marina that has been the home of Freedom Boat Club since they opened on the northshore in 2007. The marina is located about a mile from lake ponchatrain on the Tchefuncte River. 

After you cross the concrete bridge to enter the marina veer to the left after the stop sign and follow the gravel road to the back of the marina. You will see a small building along the docks with Freedom Boat Club signs. We look forward to showing you all that we have to offer in Madisonville.


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