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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



(9 AM to 4 PM, each day)

AT: St Joseph Parish Life Center,

1200 East 10th Street, Stuart

Tuition $50.  Students should bring lunch.

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.

Seamanship Course


Tuition: Members$20, Non-Members $40 (cash or check)

Junior Navigation

Tuesday 29 November


Monday 6 February

All courses held at: St Joseph Catholic Church
1300 East 10th Street
Stuart FL
For further information on upcoming courses please contact: Michael Knapp 772-283-4816

Seminar Saturdays



AT: St Joseph Parish Life Center, 10:00 AM to 12:00

Members$30, Non-Members $40 (cash or check)

1200 East 10th Street, Stuart -- Classroom 7

Contact Lt/C Mike Knapp  (772) 283-4816 for information or to enroll




 For details about any of our upcoming classes

Contact Education Officer Mike Knapp, WarmRainFL@aol.com or (772) 283-4816



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