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Education and activities for boaters in Columbia County Oregon and Northern Clark County Washington.

The United States Power Squadrons
USPS® is a non profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. Founded in 1914, it is the largest non profit fraternal sail and power boating organization in the world. Our members are boating families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education.

A Message From the Commander
St. Helens Sail and Power Squadron, A Unit of United States Power Squadrons, District 32, was Chartered on 7 April 2003. Our mission is to provide an opportunity for Safe Boating Fun, and Education, to boaters living in Columbia County Oregon as well as Longview and Kelso Washington. We plan on doing this by scheduling Cruises, Social Activities and by providing Boat Smart Classes for the general public. There will be classes from Seamanship to Celestial Navigation as well as elective courses such as Engine Maintenance, Sail, Marine Electronics, Cruise Planning, and Weather. In addition members of the Squadron participate in Cooperative Charting activities reporting corrections and additions to charts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Such changes assist in keeping charts up-to-date for other mariners. As a member, you will also have an opportunity to involve yourself in the Vessel Safety Check Program (VSCP). This program allows you to help others by offering Vessel Safety Checks (VSCs) to recreational boaters and certain classes of commercial vessels.

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