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Title: United States Power Squadrons


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United States Power Squadrons
USPS Education on the move Fall 2006
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Its a new ballgame
  • Revitalized Courses
  • Seamanship
  • JN
  • Engine Maintenance
  • USPS University
  • Seminar Series
  • Boat Operator Certification
  • New Electives

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Seamanship
  • Totally new course
  • 9 weeks
  • Boat Handling
  • Seamanship
  • Marlinspike
  • Suppl text - Rules
  • Beta Fall 06
  • Final Jan 07

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Seamanship
  • Rules of the Road
  • Supplemental Text
  • Explains rules
  • What they say
  • What they mean
  • USPS Guide
  • Ships with course

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JN
  • New approach
  • 12 weeks
  • Electronics
  • Celestial
  • Sun
  • Open book exam
  • Sights at squadron
  • Beta Fall 06
  • Final Jan 07

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Engine Maintenance
  • Total rewrite
  • Understand
  • Troubleshoot
  • Gasoline
  • Diesel
  • Inboard
  • Outboard
  • Fall 06

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New Programs
  • USPS University Seminar Series
  • Boat Operator Certification

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USPS University different approach
  • Traditional programs
  • Monolithic one size fits all
  • Linear specific and singular path
  • University concept
  • Choice programs tailored to boater
  • Credit leading to certification

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Dual Approach
  • 1 Short Programs (seminars)
  • attract boaters
  • supplement skills
  • public members
  • 2 Structured Programs
  • build skills for type of boating
  • certification
  • members

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1 Short Programs
  • Supplements, not replaces basic boater education
  • Enhances boating skills at all levels
  • Used to reach those who havent taken a basic
    program
  • Recruit new members inform retain
    current members

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Seminars
  • Short, topical programs
  • 2-hour, single-topic seminars
  • Feature useful Guides
  • Targeted to recreational boaters
  • What they want to learn
  • Important, current information
  • Wide range of venues

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New Seminars
  • Now
  • Using VHF VHF/DSC Marine Radio
  • On-Board Weather Forecasting
  • How to Use a Chart
  • Using GPS

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Seminars
  • Using VHF DSC
  • Using the radio
  • DSC
  • Making Calls
  • Emergencies
  • DSC Simulator CD

USPS will also offer MMSIs
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Seminars
  • Onboard Weather Forecasting
  • Onboard observables
  • Weather systems
  • Clouds as predictors
  • Making forecasts
  • Fog

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Seminars
  • Using GPS
  • Basic waypoint navigation
  • GPS functions
  • Checking the GPS

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Seminars
  • How to Use a Chart
  • Planning
  • Chart Symbols
  • Under the water
  • Above the water
  • Reading the chart
  • Navigation Aids

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New Seminars
  • This Fall
  • Boat Handling
  • Knots, Bends, and Hitches
  • Sail Trim
  • Emergencies Onboard
  • Heavy Weather Sailing
  • Using Digital Charts

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Seminars
  • Boat Handling
  • Close-quarters
  • Boat characteristics
  • Docking
  • Handling seas

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Seminars
  • Knots, Bends ,and Hitches
  • Compendium of marine knots
  • Tested applications
  • Detailed graphics
  • How to tie them
  • Hands-on practice

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By Year End
  • Heavy Weather Sailing
  • Water conditions
  • Preparation
  • Strong wind tactics
  • Handling seas

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By Year End
  • Sail Trim
  • About sails
  • Upwind sailing
  • Trimming sails
  • Rig tuning

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By Year End
  • Emergencies on Board
  • MOB
  • Fire
  • Taking on water
  • Running aground
  • Towing

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Seminars In Development
  • Trailer Boating
  • River Boating Locks
  • Chartplotters
  • Paddle SmartTM
  • Anchoring
  • Radar
  • Marine Compasses
  • Depth Sounders
  • Autopilots
  • GDMSS Marine Radio
  • Kayak Small Boat Navigation
  • Docking
  • Rules of the Road

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2 Structured Boater Programs
  • Serious boaters want more
  • Certificationan international issue
  • Levels of demonstrated skills

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United States Power Squadrons
Introducing
Recreational Boat Operator Certification
Program
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Why a Certification Program?
  • Need for a structured program
  • Aimed at the recreational boater
  • Boating competency
  • Specific skill demonstration
  • On-the-water component
  • Recognized credential
  • Coast Guard other boating organizations agree
    on need

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Benefits to Boaters
  • Confidence Skills
  • Recognized credential
  • Chartering, leasing boats
  • Insurance
  • Instructor
  • Speaker, writer
  • Personal accomplishment

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Benefit to USPS
  • Were taking the lead
  • Coastal Navigation we did it
  • Celestial Navigation well ahead
  • Boat Operator Certification
  • We are in the lead
  • Services to Boaters
  • Radio Licensing we will do it
  • Reason to be a member

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How Implemented?
  • Four levels of certification
  • Curriculum
  • USPS courses mapped to each level
  • Selected seminars, mini-courses
  • Demonstrations of skills as appropriate
  • Optional Endorsements

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Certification Levels
  • Inshore
  • Coastal
  • Advanced Coastal
  • Offshore

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Level Qualification Matrix
  • Inshore
  • Rivers, canals, small lakes, bays lt2 mi
    offshore
  • Fair weather, daylight, good visibility, own boat
    or similar, F4, 1m
  • Coastal
  • Local waters, coastal areaslt5 mi offshore
  • Fair weather, moderate seas, own boat or
    similar,F5,1.5m
  • Advanced Coastal
  • Extended coastal waters, lt 50 mi of shore
  • Any boat to 50ft, up to F6 winds, 3m waves
  • Offshore
  • _________________
  • With endorsements
  • All waters
  • Any boat to 65ft, most conditions

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Requirements
  • Courses
  • Prescribed set for each level
  • Seminars
  • Fill gaps not covered by courses
  • Skill Demonstrations
  • Sign-off by certifier (local)
  • Demo on water or equivalent skills

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Endorsements
  • Extends each level - special skills
  • Proposed endorsements
  • Sail
  • Locks, canals, rivers, lakes, ICW
  • Paddling
  • Canadian waters
  • International waters (with partners)

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Schedule
  • Plan approved Jan 06
  • Program developed Jun 06
  • Certification approved Aug 06
  • Processes in place Dec 06
  • Launch Jan 07

Approved by USPS Operating Committee
Governing Board
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Adding Electives
  • Offer choices
  • Expand our curriculum
  • Respond to members
  • What about full certificate?
  • All advanced grades any 6 electives
  • Its all about choices

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Adding Electives
  • Planned
  • Expand Marine Electronics into 3 (07)
  • Marine Electrical Systems
  • Marine Radio
  • Navigation Electronics
  • Offshore Weather
  • Offshore Seamanship
  • Others? make suggestions

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Summary
  • Boaters want it
  • It will build base of skilled boaters
  • It will rebuild USPS put us in front

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