Sharing our Knowledge
USPS members enjoy more than 30 classroom and self-study courses in marine
subjects from Seamanship and Piloting to GPS and Celestial Navigation.
Successfully completing the USPS America's Boating Course meets the educational
requirements for boat operation in all states.
The USPS Partner in Command (formerly Skipper Saver) course teaches first mates how to
Network of Friends and Fun
Enjoy friendship and camaraderie on-the-water and off with fellow members who are
skilled in boating.
Cruises and rendezvous highlight on-the-water activities and complement shore side
events like dinner parties and educational programs.
Members are able to network with fellow members throughout the USA, Canada,
Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and USPS Port Captains help visiting members
with route planning and local knowledge.
USPS looks after the rights and desires of members in the U.S. Congress and state legislatures.
Giving Back to the Community
Every squadron offers boating safety courses to the public several times each year.
The Co-Operative Charting Program. USPS members help the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Association (NOAA) keep nautical charts up to date by checking their accuracy and reporting discrepancies.
USPS has been honored by three U.S. Presidents for civic contributions and for
educating more than 4 million boaters in the last half-century.
USPS was honored by a proclamation from the Governors of the 50 States, Puerto Rico
and the Virgin Islands on the occasion of our 90th anniversary.
For information on the United States Power Squadrons organization use the links below.
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