|Welcome to the Pompano Beach Sail & Power Squadron's Web Site|
The starting dates for our 2013
America's Boating Courses
are listed below.
Thomas Nolan, SN, our Squadron Education Officer,
|United States Power Squadrons®|
States Power Squadrons®, established in 1914, is the world's largest private,
non-profit boating safety educational
organization. The National Headquarters is located in Raleigh, North
Carolina. It is not affiliated with any governmental or military organization. It is dedicated to the education, safety, and enjoyment of all boaters.
It is divided into 33 Districts across the U.S. and it's Territories. The
33 Districts are further divided into 450 squadrons.
|USPS District 8|
District 8 consists of 15 Squadrons along the South East Coast
of Florida that extend from Key West, north along the Atlantic
Coast to Sebastian Inlet and Vero Beach, Florida. The Pompano Beach Sail & Power Squadron is a member of USPS District 8. It is
located in the center of the district.
|Pompano Beach Sail & Power Squadron|
Our Squadron boating area is located
right in the middle of District 8, half way between Key West and Vero Beach, Fl.
Our main objective is to provide boating education for both sail and power boaters.
We invite you to attend our
Boating Course. Click here to view and/or register for
Course. Check our
Member's Benefits page for the many benefits available to squadron members.
satisfactory completion of the boating
course, we cordially solicit your
membership in our organization. Come and join us in our special boating fraternity. Learn
how to use and maintain your boat properly, safely, legally, and enjoy yourself while
Vessel Safety Check
program is a free service performed by the United States Power Squadrons,
USCG, USCG Auxiliary, and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators.
The USPS has specially trained Examiners that are available to perform this courtesy
safety examination of recreational boats, to verify they meet Federal, State, and local
requirements. They also check for various other safety related conditions. Owners of
boats that meet these requirements will receive the VSC Decal, shown on the
Check page. This decal indicates that their boat was examined and passed. If a boat does
not meet all of the requirements, the owner will be provided with a list of what needs to
be done to bring the boat up to the legal requirements. He/she can contact the examiner
for a re-exam, after the item/s have been corrected. We do not give a ticket if a boat
does not meet the legal requirements. The main objective of USPS is to provide boating
safety education for all boaters. This is just one of the many ways we can provide this
education and safety for all boaters, their families, and guests while on board. VSC
check should be performed every year as Federal, State, and local requirements can
change, your boats safety equipment can
and/or out of date. A new, different color decal, with the current year
on it, will be provided as a replacement for the previous years decal upon meeting the
Federal, State, and local requirements.
The various law enforcement officers, in their patrol boats (who have the authority to give tickets) may decide not to check your boat if you have a current and properly displayed VSC Decal. The free VSC exam is a lot less expensive, than a ticket from a law enforcement officer. After all, the money that a ticket would cost you could be better spent on purchasing fuel, so you can enjoy your boat more.
Now for the fun part.
View our Boating Activities, Photo Gallery 1, Photo Gallery 2, Photo Gallery 3, Mariner, and Social Events pages to see some of the activities and fun we have both on and off the water. If you do not view these pages, you are missing out on the best part of being a Squadron member. Join our Squadron and you too can enjoy these activities. Join our Squadron and use your talents to support the passion of boating that we all enjoy.
Join us at our dinner meeting the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 PM. We are located one block west of Federal Hwy (US 1) and one block north of Sample Road on the west side of 18th Terrace in Pompano Beach, Florida.
Thomas Nolan, SN, our Squadron Education Officer,
Click here for the PBPS Map
The weather is an important part of boating. For your safety, we have included the Weather Channel link below, and several other weather related Websites on our Links page. Check them out before going on your next cruise.
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