A unit of United States Power Squadrons®
Sail and Power Boating

The Cutler Cove Power Squadron, a local unit of the United States Power Squadrons, was chartered in January, 1965 and is located in Kendall, Miami-Dade County, Florida.

Squadron Officers For 2010-11

Commander Cdr Robert Roslund, AP
Educational Officer Lt/C Milton Sims, AP
Administrative Officer
Secretary Lt/C Ray Stewart, AP
Treasurer Lt/C Linda Sims, AP

Public Boating Course Offerings
The Cutler Cove Power Squadron offers free public boating courses.   These courses will qualify you for insurance discounts and meet the State of Florida requirements for boating certification for all persons born after January 1, 1988.

The next two-day course will be given on Saturday, January 20/30 at the Auto Nation Maroone Nissan 2nd floor conference room, 17305 S. Dixie Highway in Perrine.The instruction is free with a nominal charge for the optional student manual. There is no preregistration, just show up. For further information please call Pete Button at (305)246-5469 or email pabhmstd@bellsouth.net.

A Seamanship Class starts February 10, 2011. Please call Linda Sims at 305-598-1180 to register.


Boat Handling and Elementary Seamanship

Boat Types and Terms

Registration (State and Federal)



Safe Operations

Marlinespike Seamanship (learn to tie 5 basic knots)

Charts and Aids to Navigation

Basic Navigation (includes Biscayne Bay)

Piloting (includes use of 11451 Chart)

Navigation Rules (Rules of the Road)

Marine Radio

Trailer Boating

Personal Water Crafts


The Cutler Cove Power Squadron is a local chapter of the United States Power Squadrons. The squadron's membership and activities are located in the Kendall, Pinecrest and Cutler Ridge areas of SW Miami, Florida. The squadron was founded in 1965 and presently has approximately 100 members. Membership activities are divided into three areas: volunteer civic activities, advanced self boating education and social activities.

Civic activities include teaching the public safe boating course three times a year (January, April and September), providng free vessel safety inspections and assisting NOAA with maintaining chart information through the squadron's volunteer co-operative charting program. Self-education activities include taking or teaching any of the approximately twenty USPS advanced boating courses (seamanship, piloting, advanced piloting, weather, sailing, engine maintenance, marine electronics, celestial navigation, etc.). These courses are only available to USPS members. Passing the public safe boating course is a prerequisite to joining USPS. Social activities include monthly dinner meetings, parties, BBQ, fishing and boating rendezvous. An excellent source for USPS information can be found on the Internet at http://www.usps.org or by clicking on the USPS Ensign below..

For more information about the Cutler Cove Power Squadron, its social activities and other course offerings, please contact one of the officers listed above.

Florida law requires everyone born after January 1, 1988 must pass an approved boating education course to operate a motor vessel.  This boating course qualifies. Click below for more information on this and other boating links.

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Last Updated: November 4, 2010