Coos Bay Power Squadron, located on Coos Bay
on the South Oregon Coast is a unit of District 32 of United States Power Squadrons ®, the
largest private non-profit boating organization in the world. An
organization of men and women bonded together in the interest of Safe
Boating through Education. USPS®, an organization of
over 450 Squadrons and 40,000 members, is truly America's Boating Club.
Coos Bay Power Squadron was chartered in 1959, and since then our
members have taught boating safety to hundreds of fledgling and long time
boaters. Many have joined the Squadron and improved their personal boating
skills by taking the courses offered to members through USPS. These
courses are taught by qualified members who volunteer their time,
knowledge and energy to provide the best possible education program from
Seamanship and Piloting to Celestial and Electronic Navigation.
The Squadron has
public basic boating safety courses each year and members take classes in
advanced nautical knowledge, Seamanship, Piloting and Celestial
Navigation, Marine Electronics, Weather, Engine Maintenance, Sail, Cruise
Planning and Instructor Qualification. THESE ADVANCED COURSES AND SEMINARS ARE NOW AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC. Classes are taught at the Squadron Building at the Charleston Boat Basin in Charleston Oregon.
Becoming a member requires making application to Coos Bay Power Squadron, meeting the factual requirements of USPS and CBPS, being sponsored by a squadron member and being willing and able to contribute energy and skills to USPS and Coos Bay Squadron. In addition to the Nautical Educational opportunities and insurance savings offered by Power Squadron there are many other BENEFITS available to members.
America's Boating Course® an eight or twelve hour boating safety course will be
presented at the Power Squadron building in Charleston OR. This NASBLA*
approved course meets Oregon's requirements for manditory boater safety
education certification. Oregon's boater
safety education rules are available on request by calling 1-(503)373-8587
or at the Oregon Marine Board
® Have YOUR vessel checked for SAFETY, CALL 1-541-991-1181
or any Coos Bay Power Squadron officer listed later. Or click
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