Cape Lookout Sail and Power Squadron
was established in 1960 as a unit of the United
States Power Squadrons®, a nonprofit organization dedicated to
promoting boating safety and education.
CLSPS members are eligible to take
courses, in which they further develop their proficiency in seamanship,
navigation, and related skills such as cruise planning. CLSPS
activities also include social events such as cruises and rendezvous.
Monthly dinner meeting are combined business and social affairs.
Contact Pamela Leahy (Membership Chairperson) at firstname.lastname@example.org or
252-638-7064 for information about joining CLSPS.
Public Boating Course
This course provides general information on boating safety, piloting and navigation. Students completing this course will have met the minimum requirements of states having a mandatory recreational boating education. The 8-hour format covers all of the NASBLA (National Association of State Boating Law Administrators) required topics. Also covered is North Carolina State law pertaining to boat operation and ownership. Students can take the course for either 8 or 12 hours. The 12-week option covers chart reading, plotting courses and determining position. For more information contact Kurt Weinheimer at email@example.com or 252-638-4743 or Jim Scheer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-224-0603.
America's Boating Course® is offered
the following two formats:
- Skipper responsibilities
- Boat terms and types
- Marine VHF radio
- Aids to navigation
- Boat handling
- Government and State regulations
- Adverse conditions and emergencies
- Personal water craft operation
- Introduction to Digital Charts
- Maptech Chart Navigation Program
- 8-hour topics plus the following
- Plotting a Course
- Distance, speed and time (dead reckoning)
- Determining Position (latitude/longitude)
- Mariner’s Compass
- Digital Charts