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  • Member Classes
  • Seminars


Public Boating Classes

ABC Course

                          Mansfield, OH

The America's Boating Course (ABC) meets the educational requirements for the State of Ohio.  

The America's Boating Course (ABC) will be taught by a certified instructors of the Mansfield Power Squadron.

 Fall Class 2023

 Begins on Wednesday, September 13, 2023 from 6:30-8:30pm.
                          Runs for 8-10 weeks.

at Madison Adult Career Center in Madison Comprehensive H.S. in Mansfield, OH.

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Spring Class 2024:

Begins on Tuesday, March 5, 2024 from 6:30-8:30pm.
                            Runs for 8-10 weeks

at Pioneer Career and Technology Center

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Saturday, June 1, 2024:

Bay Point Yacht Club in Marblehead OH.  This is a one day all day course.


Among the topics taught:

  • Current Ohio boating rules and Regulations
  • Boat Handling and Anchoring
  • Aids to Navigation
  • Marine Radio
  • Basic Seamanship
  • Boating Terms
  • Introductory Piloting
  • Chart Plotting
  • Training Charts
  • Basic Navigation Tools
  • Introduction to Digital Charting
For further information about Public Boating or basic boating classes, email SEO, P/C Charles Tarbert, JN



Member Classes


Advanced Grades


  • Boat Handling (Seamanship)
  • Navigation (Piloting)
  • Advanced Navigation (Advanced Piloting)
  • Offshore Navigation (Junior Navigation)
  • Celestial Navigation (Navigation)
  • Cruising and Cruise Planning
  • Engine Maintenance
  • Marine Communication
  • Marine Electrical Systems
  • Electronic Navigation
  • Instructor Development
  • Sail
  • Weather

Class Schedule


Interested in a specific class?  Please email SEO, P/C Charles Tarbert, JN




The USPS has added an exciting element to the types of educational classes our squadron can offer--the USPS Seminars. These seminars are available both to our membership as well as to the public. There are a variety of separate seminars, each running about 2 hours long, in addition to a mini-course. Each topic can be completed in a single session. Seminar Chair Dennis Figley, along with other members of the educational team, have been busily working on ways to develop these seminars to best fit our membership as well an additional tool for public boating education. We now have the capability to offer additional learning opportunities on a variety of boating-related subjects in a convenient learning format to provide even more approaches to promote safe boating through education.  

  • Advanced Powerboat Handling
  • Anchoring
  • Basic Coastal Navigation
  • Basic Weather and Forecasting
  • Boat Handling Under Power
  • Boating on Rivers, Locks and Lakes
  • Crossing Borders
  • Emergencies on Board
  • Fuel and Boating
  • How to Use a Chart
  • Hurricanes and Boats
  • Knots, Bends and Hitches
  • Man Overboard
  • Marine RADAR
  • Mariner's Compass
  • Mastering the Rules of the Road
  • Paddle Smart
  • Partner in Command
  • Practical On The Water Training
  • Sail Trim and Rig Tuning
  • Tides and Currents
  • Trailering Your Boat
  • Using GPS
  • Using VHF & VHF/DSC Marine Radio

Do you see a topic that interests you?

Email SEO, P/C Charles Tarbert, JN about setting up that seminar.


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