The Beautiful Peace River From Gilchrist Park

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Education and Events Calendar

    Next America's Boating Course 2 Saturday 8 hour course 13 July 2024. - call 941-584-5993 for information and registration

Next Safety Demonstration Day, TBD

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Peace River Pilot June 2024

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                      May 2024

April 2024




 JOYCE ELAINE II - Richard and Joyce Sluzewski

Who are we ?          

We are your friends and neighbors of Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte, Florida and surrounding areas, who belong to this organization that is dedicated to teaching the proper and safe way to operate and enjoy your sail or power boat. For  information  about boating education offerings to the public see Learn More.

We are a unit of the United States Power Squadrons®, a non-profit organization which covers all 50 states, with a mission to promote high standards of navigation and seamanship.

SAFE BOATING does not just happen.  If you are on the waterways, it is important to have basic boating knowledge, like "rules of the road".  These rules will define who is expected to do what in a given situation during normal operation of the boat, or in a crisis situation. You can learn all this, and more,  by taking the classes offered by the Peace River Sail and Power Squadron.

Upon completion of the public course, consider joining the Power Squadron and continuing your boating education by taking many of the advanced classes available.   Throughout the year, we teach advanced and elective courses for our members.   A member can progress from basic boating knowledge to advanced navigation through the comprehensive courses offered.  Members can also take courses in marine electronics, sail, engine maintenance, cruise planning, weather, and many other specialty interests.


   Dan Boater

Don't Miss Out on Safety and Travel Benefits

United States Power Squadrons, America's Boating Club, has partnered with DAN Boater to offer worldwide travel safety benefits for all current members and their families beginning in January 2020.

Get full details including updated opt-out information at

We've pushed back the start date to give all members a chance to review their benefit status. To decline these benefits, primary active members should click the button below to log in to their Member Profile, scroll down to "Receive DAN Boater Benefits" and click "No."  To accept these free benefits, you don't need to do a thing. You and your family will receive valuable travel safety benefits from DAN Boater until your next dues renewal.

When renewing your annual membership online, you can choose to continue these valuable travel safety benefits as part of your individual or family membership for only $25 per year or decline them at checkout.

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Are you familair with America's Boating Channel? 

 It has videos that are helpfull in teaching and learning

 boating skills.  To visit it, click here.

     Lightning Rod - Mike & Beth Guler


Visit the District 22 web site  for information on District activities and links to other Squadrons in D-22

Here are links to other Districts and Squadrons of USPS

    Charlotte Harbor Weather Station

   Courtesy of Punta Gorda Boaters Alliance and Peace River Sail and Power Squadron        

Tide table for Punta Gorda and Charlotte Harbor             




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