United States Power Squadrons®

           Peace River Sail and Power Squadron     

The Beautiful Peace River From Gilchrist Park

 Take the finest boating course available - in the class room, at home or on-line





See Public Courses and Seminars page for details and registration

For information send e-mail to: puntagordaboating@gmail.com

For on-line registration: https://beyondboating.org/squadron-information/?sqdno=4245

    Next America's Boating Course 2 Saturday 8 hour course, January 27, 2018, Next GPS Seminar, February 17, 2018 - call 941-637-0766 for information and registration

Next Safety Demonstration Day, 1000 February 03, 2018

Go to Safety Demonstration Day page

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Squadron Fun Activities

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PRSPS Standing Rules

PRSPS Strategic Plan

Squadron Job Descriptions

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Peace River Pilot - February 2018


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For past Pilot issues click below.

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 JOYCE ELAINE II - Richard and Joyce Sluzewski

Who are we ?          

We are your friends and neighbors of Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, Florida and surrounding areas, who belong to this organization that is dedicated to teaching the proper and safe way to operate and enjoy your sail or power boat. For  information  about boating education offerings to the public see Learn More.

We are a unit of the United States Power Squadrons®, a non-profit organization which covers all 50 states, with a mission to promote high standards of navigation and seamanship.

SAFE BOATING does not just happen.  If you are on the waterways, it is important to have basic boating knowledge, like "rules of the road".  These rules will define who is expected to do what in a given situation during normal operation of the boat, or in a crisis situation. You can learn all this, and more,  by taking the classes offered by the Peace River Sail and Power Squadron.

Upon completion of the public course, consider joining the Power Squadron and continuing your boating education by taking many of the advanced classes available.   Throughout the year, we teach advanced and elective courses for our members.   A member can progress from basic boating knowledge to advanced navigation through the comprehensive courses offered.  Members can also take courses in marine electronics, sail, engine maintenance, cruise planning, weather, and many other specialty interests.

Boat Operator Certification Program

With the Boat Operators Certification Program, USPS will certify USPS members at various levels of proficiency.  We expect that these certificates will be recognized across the boating community, both domestically and internationally.  In the United States, The United States Coast Guard has asked congress to authorize the Transportation Secretary to establish requirements for standards of proficiency for recreational boaters.  We intend to have USPS certification accepted as the proof and be accepted as the national certificate for the USA.

Regarding international recognition, we plan to have USPS certifications meet the requirements of UN Resolution 40, International Certificate for the Operation of Pleasure Craft with the additional knowledge and testing of the CEVNI (European code for inland waterways) navigation rules.

USPS currently plans four levels of Boat Operator Certification:

       Inland Navigator

       Coastal Navigator 

       Advanced Coastal Navigator

       Offshore Navigator

For details on the USPS Boat Operator Certification Program please see the USPS website at: http://www.usps.org/national/eddept/boc/main.htm#Background_and_Overview


          CAT TRAX - Greg and Elizabeth Wise

Visit the District 22 web site  for information on District activities and links to other Squadrons in D-22

Here are links to other Districts and Squadrons of USPS

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Tide table for Punta Gorda and Charlotte Harbor             



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