The United States Power Squadrons education program offers many opportunities for members to learn about the many areas involved in today's boating. For basic boating skills, see our America's Boating Course page for details.
America's Boating Safety Courses Offered from October 2019 through June 2020 :
Click here for a list of our upcoming education offerings.
Other advanced boating skill courses offered may include :
SEAMANSHIP (S) teaches the student how to maneuver a boat in various situations, how to handle lines, tie knots, nautical customs and courtesy, and boating history, etc.
PILOTING (P) teaches the basics of getting from point A to point B using charts, landmarks, navigational aids, etc. This is considered to be the first part of the basic coastal navigation set.
ADVANCED PILOTING (AP) which some consider to be the second part of coastal navigation, moves offshore with expanded instruction as to understanding tides, current, course plotting, and relate skills.
JUNIOR NAVIGATION (JN) introduces celestial navigation, the use of sextant, and use of tables to calculate the vessel's position from the stars, sun, moon and planets.
NAVIGATION (N) takes the student "way off shore" and into the theoretical use of celestial navigation as well as the use of special charts, plotting sheets, and a complete understanding of the use of a sextant to find the vessel's position.
ELECTIVES include: CRUISE PLANNING (CP), ENGINE MAINTENANCE (EM), MARINE ELECTRONICS (ME), SAIL (Sa), WEATHER (W), and INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT (ID).
Primary source of information regarding any classes offered:
Lt/C Gordon Bloom,SN
You can also visit the United States Power Squadrons
main website to look for additional courses or seminars: