United States Power Squadrons®
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Peace River Sail and Power Squadron
The Peace River Sail and Power Squadron, with a membership of about 300, is involved in many activities which enhance the community we live in. These are:
Public Boating Course - America's Boating Course is given as a 7 week class and as a three Saturday morning class five times a year at the Punta Gorda Boat Club .
Shown are students in the Boating Course
Following the exam students receive a certificate of completion and have an opportunity to learn more about membership in the Peace River Power Squadron where they can further their boating education and participate in the many social activities.
Boating Course Signup Booth
Cooperative Charting Program - The United States Power Squadrons has a cooperative agreement with the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to provide assistance in updating information shown on Nautical Charts, the United States Coast Guard Light List and the United States Coast Pilot. Peace River Power Squadron members participate by making land and on the water surveys and reporting discrepancies to NOAA which become Local Notice to Mariners and ultimately, changes to our local charts and other documents. Reports on Small-Craft Facilities (marinas and boat ramps) and Aeronautical Charts are also included in the Cooperative Charting Program. See the USPS® Cooperative Charting web pages for much more information
Adopt - A - Chart Program - in this program an individual Squadron takes responsibility for a complete survey and correction reporting for a specific nautical chart or portion of a chart. Peace River Power Squadron has applied for and received approval to adopt that portion of chart number 11426 Estero Bay to Lemon Bay including Charlotte Harbor above Latitude 26 deg 45 minutes North. Included are those portions of the Peace River and the Myakka River shown on the chart. The chart has been divided into sectors for establishment of teams to accomplish the objective.
Vessel Safety Check Program - a joint program with the Coast Guard Auxiliary to provide free inspection of recreational boats to determine if Coast Guard equipment requirements are being met. Check here for more information.
Demonstration Day - an opportunity for boaters to get free instruction and practice using emergency devices such as flares, aerial rockets and fire extinguishers. Free Vessel Safety Checks are also available. See photos here.