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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
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See Public Courses and Seminars page for details and registration
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About USPS Latest News from USPS Headquarters
Peace River Pilot -September 2015
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Blue Goose - John and Marilyn Jorgensen
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:
Advanced Coastal 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 - ATUDE - Travis and Debbie Jones
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