About Us

Capt Ed Huntsman, USCG (Ret) 25 years of recreational boating safety expertise.

  • Licensed Coast Guard Captain with sailing & towing endorsements.
  • US Powerboat (nationally) certified instructor for Safe Powerboat Handling course.
  • National Safe Boating Council Master Instructor-Trainer for Close Quarters or Open Water courses.
  • Sailing & power boat instruction / coaching on your boat or ours.
  • California state boating safety education course provider.

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Your safety on the water is our goal.

  • Recreational boating safety consultant, educator and instructor.
  • On the water instruction on your boat.
  • Information on NASBLA approved boating safety education courses conducted on the water and in the classroom.

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Need a California boater education card?

Lower your insurance expense! Capt Ed can provide a classroom course for your California boater education card! Contact us for details via email at CaptEd@BoatCaptEd.com

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Prefer to learn from a woman?

Sailing & Powerboat Instruction

Women - prefer to learn or get coaching from a woman?

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Nationally certified woman instructor

Debbie is a U.S. Sailing certified instructor, as well as a National Safe Boating Council Close Quarters and Open Water Instructor.

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Coaching or instruction - your choice!

Nationally certified instructors that will help you understand what will keep you safe and help you build confidence while operating your boat. Inland on Lake Pleasant north of Phoenix on your boat, or a boat from Tumbleweed Sailing

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East Coast affiliate in Ohiopyle, PA

Nationally certified instructors and longtime paddlesports, rafting and powerboat instructors and consultants:

CHAMBERS & ASSOCIATES

Boating and Water Safety Consultants

Virgil H. Chambers

Pam Dillion

email: vhchambers@aol.com

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Maintain a proper lookout through S.C.A.N.

The BEST way to maintain a proper lookout to avoid on-water mishaps through S.C.A.N.


Click here:  https://www.boatus.org/findings/56/

Check out these quick videos!

US Powerboat Handling Instruction

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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 National Association of State  Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) have approved this course and an  increasing number of states have recognized it as meeting their  requirements for a State Boating Education Certificate. We can qualify you for a California boater education card.

Contact Us

Better yet, see us in person!

Feel free to call and make an appointment through Tumbleweed Sailing at Lake Pleasant near Phoenix, Arizona or on Harbor Island in San Diego, California. 

Captain Ed - Boating Safely Professional

email: CaptEd@BoatCaptEd.com for more information!

Hours

By appointment


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Boating safety links

California boating safety information

Arizona boating safety information

Learn more about Federal requirements and general boating safety here

https://www.uscgboating.org/

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Arizona boating safety information

California boating safety information

Arizona boating safety information

Need to know Arizona information? Click below!

https://www.azgfd.com/Boating/



Additional information and access to FREE boating safety education courses at https://www.boatus.org/free/


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California boating safety information

California boating safety information

California boating safety information

Need to know California information? Click below!

https://dbw.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=28731


*As of January 1, 2020, if you're 35 or under and not qualified for an exemption, you must have a California Boater Card in your possession to operate a power vessel in California waters.


More info? Click Here.

More Info!

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National Women's Sailing Association

National Women's Sailing Association

National Women's Sailing Association

Need to know more about women's sailing? here's your link!


https://www.womensailing.org

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U.S. Sailing

National Women's Sailing Association

National Women's Sailing Association

Interested in learning more about sailing? Check out U.S. Sailing here:


https://www.ussailing.org

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American Sailing Association (ASA)

National Women's Sailing Association

American Sailing Association (ASA)

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American Canoe Association

Arizona's leading water safety advocates

Safer boating through education

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The gold standard in any paddlesports education is the American Canoe Association (ACA), found here:


https://www.americancanoe.org/?

Safer boating through education

Arizona's leading water safety advocates

Safer boating through education

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Arizona's leading water safety advocates

Arizona's leading water safety advocates

Arizona's leading water safety advocates

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The Drowning Prevention Coalition of Arizona, a community based organization comprised of parents, health and safety professionals and business leaders, exists to provide a forum to prevent fatal and non-fatal drownings through the promotion of education, legislative action and enhanced product safety. 


https://www.preventdrownings.org

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