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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, Boating skills, 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.


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America's Boating Course



June 24 - 25

(9 AM to 4 PM, each day)

Tuition $50.  Cash or check payable to SLRPS

Students should bring lunch.




 ALL COURSES AT: St Joseph Parish Life Center,

1200 East 10th Street, Stuart

Classroom 7


America's Boating Course

gives you the knowledge to decide what type and size boat you need, what to do

when meeting another boat in a crowded waterway, and how to recognize and handle hazards.

What's included

Successful completion of any ABC course qualifies you for the

Florida Safe Boating Card and  FREE 6 month Squadron Membership.






Partner In Command



Seminar Saturdays


June 10,   9 to 11 AM

at the Fort Pierce Yacht Club

700 N.  Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL

$20 for USPS Members, $10 for an additional

student sharing materials.

Click here to sign up: http://www.fortpierceyachtclub.com/event-registration

What it includes: 

Student kit with Intro to Navigation booklet

Directions on downloading navigation charts & software

Navigation planning using OpenCPN software

Navigation while underway

What to do when things go wrong


An optional practical exercise will be given after the presentation.  This hands-on exercise will use plotting tools

( Parallel Rules, Dividers, etc.).   Participants should bring their own tools, as they are familiar with the ones they have

and will be using these in their boats after the class.  Some loaner plotting tools will be provided for those who do not

have any, but these will be limited (so please bring your own).



 For details about any of our upcoming classes or to enroll

Contact Education Officer Lt/C Paul Vallier SNpvallier@netscape.net or (772) 781-6676


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