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If Boating Is On Your Radar.

Your boating experience can be enhanced by attending one of our boating classes or seminars. Novice and experienced boaters can increase their knowledge of Seamanship, Piloting, Federal and State Requirements, Safety, Marlinspike, Navigation and other important topics.

Our certified instructors regularly offer a wide range of boating courses and seminars to members and the public at large.


The United States Power Squadrons America's Boating Course is an introduction to the rules of the waterways, knots and lines, Marine VHF radio procedures, aids to navigation, boating under adverse conditions,  chart reading and course plotting.  Passing our basic boating course in either format can be your first step toward becoming a member of USPS and gaining access to advanced boating courses covering seamanship, piloting, engine maintenance and marine electrical systems -- to name just a few.



 USPS basic boating course

Qualifies you for the Florida Safe Boating card

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 16 through Oct. 7

7 to 9 PM

at the Stuart Corinthian Yacht Club, 4725 Capstan, Stuart FL  (Port Salerno)

Cost is $70 cash or check payable to SLRPS -- includes all course materials 

(Successful completion qualifies student for free 6 month Squadron membership and FREE Seamanship course)

 For details about this or any of our upcoming classes

Contact Education Officer Mike Knapp, or (772) 283-4816

The boat and water safety course topics include:



Internet Weather Resources Seminar

September 23

Hobe Sound Public Library,   6:30 - 7:30 PM




Seamanship course

October 4th and 5th

Watch this space for further details.


Building on the basics taught in the public boating course, Seamanship is the recommended first course for both power boaters and sailors. Students learn practical marlinespike, navigation rules, hull design and performance, responsibilities of the skipper, boat care, operating a boat under normal and abnormal conditions, what to do in various emergencies and weather conditions, nautical customs and common courtesy on the water.


 If you are interested in any USPS educational opportunities, contact Michael Knapp by e-mail or by phone at 772-283-4816 for next scheduled course.


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