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USPS Triangle: Self-Education, Civic Service, Fraternal Boating Club. Spokane's Mission is to promote boater education in Washington.

Spokane Sail & Power Squadron (SSPS) is the Inland Northwest chapter of the United States Power Squadrons (USPS), the largest all-volunteer, not-for-profit, boating education organization in the U.S. The USPS mission is to promote recreational boating safety through education and civic service while providing fellowship for its members. Spokane Sail & Power Squadron offers many opportunities in this three-fold mission and invites you to explore our web site to see how membership in Spokane Sail & Power Squadron can help you Expand Your Boating Horizons.

Civic Service Self-Education Fraternal Boating Club
America's Boating Course Advanced Boating Education for Members Fellowship
Vessel Safety Check Canadian Boating Requirement Membership
Spokane National Boat Show   Squadron Activities
Advanced Boating Education & Training   Lubber Line Newsletter
Youth Activities boating is fun...we'll show you how History
  USPS Flying Ensign Across-the-Border


Civic Service

 

America's Boating Course

America's Boating Course. Spokane's USPS' class promotes boater education in Washington, and our ABC class satisfies Washington's education law for boater safety.

America's Boating Course is an introductory boating safety course designed for boaters of all types - Power, Sail, PWC, Anglers, Hunters, Paddlers. It is our mission to promote the enjoyment of boating, it is through boater safety education classes, that we can all safely enjoy the many lakes and rivers Spokane has for boating pleasure.America's Boating Course fully satisfies the basic boating education laws of all 50 States and all U.S. Territories, including specifically the Washington State Boater Education Law. Spokane Sail & Power Squadron offers America's Boating Course regularly throughout the year right in Spokane. Upon completion of this course, you are fully qualified to receive your Washington State Boater Education Card. Click on the link to the left to learn the requirements of the Washington State Boater Education Law. Your Washington State Boater Education Card is good for life. Click on the link here to learn all about America's Boating Course.

 

Vessel Safety Check

Vessel Safety Check Badge. Spokane Power Squadron's Mission: Promoting boater safety through education.

Spokane Sail & Power Squadron has a team of trained Vessel Examiners available to provide you with a FREE Vessel Safety Check of your boat. This Vessel Safety Check will give you the assurance that your boat has all the documentation and safety equipment required by Federal and State law. The current Vessel Safety Check decal is visual evidence to law enforcement officials and other boaters that your boat meets all basic safety requirements. Click on the link to the left to learn the Vessel Safety Check guidelines and to schedule a Vessel Safety Check for your boat.

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Spokane National Boat Show

Spokane Power Squadron's Mission: Promoting Washington boater safety through education.

Spokane Sail & Power Squadron is an active participant in the annual Spokane National Boat Show sponsored by the Spokane Yacht Club. Spokane Sail & Power Squadron promotes boating safety and boating safety education at the Show through its exhibit booth and by offering America's Boating Course classes and seminars during the boat show at the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center. Click on the link to the left to learn more about the Spokane National Boat Show and Spokane Sail & Power Squadron's involvement in it.

 

Advanced Boating Education & Training

Spokane Sail and Power Squadron's Mission: Promoting boating safety through education.

Spokane Sail & Power Squadron offers a wide range of Advanced Boating Education & Training courses and seminars open to the boating public. These programs are priced 20% to 40% below comparable courses offered by local Community Colleges. Click on the link to the left to learn more about these Advanced Boating Education & Training courses and seminars.

 

Youth Activities

Spokane Power and Sail Squadron's Mission: Promoting boater safety through education.

Spokane Sail & Power Squadron actively promotes boating safety to the Youth of the region through seminars and demonstration/ participation programs. In recent years Spokane Sail & Power Squadron has provided such programs free to the Boy Scouts of America 100th Anniversary camporee in Spokane and the National Park Service's "Paddle Days" program at the Lake Roosevelt National Recreation Area near Kettle Falls, WA. Click on the link to the left to learn more about Spokane Sail & Power Squadron's Youth Activities.

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Self-Education

 

Advanced Boating Education for Members

Spokane Power Squadron's Mission: Promoting boater safety through education.

Spokane Sail & Power Squadron offers a wide range of Advanced Boating Education & Training courses and seminars. These range from basic seamanship to cruise planning, inland and coastal navigation, engine maintenance, marine electronics, sail, weather, open-oceanic navigation, and a full array of short seminars. Prices to USPS members are 70% to 75% below prices to non-members. Click on the link to the left for full details about subject content and prices of Spokane Sail & Power Squadron's Advanced Boating Education for Members.

 

Canadian Boating Requirements

Spokane Power Squadron's Mission: Promoting boater safety through education.

In coordination with the Castlegar Squadron of the Western Canada Inland District of Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons, Spokane Sail & Power Squadron is able to offer training and full certification for local boaters who want or need their Canadian "Pleasure Craft Operator's Card" (PCOC) or the Canadian "Radio Operator's Certificate (Maritime)" (ROC(M)). These are required by Transport Canada for many U.S. boaters who spend any extended period of time boating in Canadian waters. Click on the link to the left for full details about PCOC and ROC(M) Canadian Boating Requirements.

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Fraternal Boating Club

 

Fellowship

Spokane Sail and Power Squadron's Mission: Promoting boater safety through education.

Spokane Sail & Power Squadron is an active boating club of approximately 60 members, drawn from every imaginable boating venue - Power, Sail, PWC, Anglers, Hunters, Paddlers. Most have or had boats on local lakes and rivers, to Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands, to more remote coastal regions. Spokane Sail & Power Squadron members participate actively year-round in a wide variety of civic activities, educational programs (both as instructors and students), monthly squadron dinner/program meetings, cruises and rendezvous, and squadron administration. Click on the link to the left for more information about the many Spokane Sail & Power Squadron activities and Fellowship.

 

Membership

Map showing the area Spokane Sail and Power Squadron serves. Our Mission: To promote Boater Safety through education.

Spokane Sail & Power Squadron draws its members from a broad region of the Pacific Northwest - from throughout Eastern and Central Washington and North Idaho to Western Montana to eastern British Columbia and Alberta in Canada. Click on the link to the left for more information on USPS and SSPS Membership, where our members come from, and how you may become a member of America's Boating Club.

 

Squadron Activities

Spokane Power Squadron's Mission: Promoting boater safety through education.

Spokane Sail & Power Squadron offers its members many ways to get involved in a wide variety of civic activities, educational programs (both as instructors and students), monthly squadron dinner/program meetings, cruises and rendezvous, and squadron administration. Click on the link to the left for more information on the many Squadron Activities of Spokane Sail & Power Squadron.

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Lubber Line Newsletter

Spokane Sail and Power Squadron's Mission: Promoting boater safety through education.

Spokane Sail & Power Squadron's newsletter, The Lubber Line, is published monthly and sent via e-mail or postal mail to all squadron members, many prospective members, officers of USPS at the national and District 16 level, and selected partners and friends of the squadron. The Lubber Line staff are proud to display the USPS "Excellence in Journalism" award given annually to squadron newsletters around the country that meet certain high standards. Click on the link to the left to see copies of recent issues of The Lubber Line Newsletter.

 

Across-The-Border

Spokane Power Squadron's Mission: Promoting boater safety through education.

Spokane Sail & Power Squadron partners with its neighbors in Western Canada Inland District of Canadian Power & Sail Squadrons (CPS-ECP) in a variety of activities. In the Fall of 2009, Spokane Sail & Power Squadron organized and hosted in Penticton, British Columbia, the first ever joint district conference between USPS and CPS-ECP. Spokane Sail & Power Squadron has also participated in several joint cruise/rendezvous with members of CPS-ECP squadrons. Click on the link to the left for more information about the Across-the-Border fellowship between Spokane Sail & Power Squadron members and members of Canadian squadrons and districts

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History

Spokane Power Squadron's Mission: Promoting boater safety through education.

Spokane Sail & Power Squadron was chartered in 1970 as "Spokane Power Squadron." Click on the link to the left to see the heraldry of the squadron burgee, a listing of all Past Commanders, a copy of the current Spokane Sail & Power Squadron Bylaws, and some highlights from the squadron's History.