Tres Martin’s Safety Corner: Refresher Course

One of the finest displays of high-performance powerboat hardware west of the Mississippi, the annual Dave's Custom Boats Owners' Regatta kicks off this weekend on Lake Havasu in Arizona. But on Thursday and Friday, four DCB catamaran owners with two to five years of go-fast boat driving experience will be getting a refresher course in the on-water skills portion of the Tres Martin Performance Boat School course from the company's founder and namesake.

 A new feature on speedonthewater.com, "Tres Martin's Safety Corner" will appear on the site every other week. Photo courtesy/copyright Jay Nichols/Naples Image.A new feature on speedonthewater.com, "Tres Martin's Safety Corner" will appear on the site every other week. Photo courtesy/copyright Jay Nichols/Naples Image.

That's right, four people who have already taken the course are paying to take the same hands-on part of it again. According to Martin, students who return for a refresher course are not uncommon. Why do they return?

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