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Title: United States Power Squadrons


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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
How Boaters Get into Trouble and What USPS
Teaches to Prevent Ruining Your Day!!
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Most Accidents Involve Alcohol
Serious Penalties For
BOATING UNDER THE INFLUENCE (BUI)
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Alcohol Caused Accident
High speed run-about rams cabin cruiser
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Alcohol Caused Accident
Cabin cruiser hit by high speed run-about
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How Boaters Get Into Trouble
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How Boaters Get Into Trouble
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How Boaters Get Into Trouble
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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
This is USPS
Largest, Private Non-profit Boating
Organization
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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
USPS at a Glance Mission - - To promote
recreational boating safety through education and
civic activities while providing fellowship for
our members.
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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
  • USPS at a Glance
  • Started in 1914
  • Number of Squadrons 440
  • Districts 33
  • Membership 50,000
  • USA, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Is.
    Japan

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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
The Three Sides of USPS
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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
  • This is USPS
  • 1. Civic Service Contributions
  • General Boating Safety Information
  • Public Boating Courses
  • 17 Self Study Learning Guides (GPS, Radar,
    etc.)
  • Cooperative Charting (NOAA)
  • Vessel Safety Checks (on-board boat
    examinations)
  • Skipper Saver Program (for the spouse, et al)
  • Boating Safety for Kids Program

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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
  • This is USPS
  • Civic Service Contributions
  • Three Boating Courses for the Public
  • NASBLA Approved
  • Satisfies Most States Education Requirements
    for PWC Operation
  • Two Seminars for the Public

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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
The Squadron Boating Course SM
Typically 6 weeks plus review exam
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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
Boat Smart Course
Typically 4 weeks incl. review exam
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Americas Boating Course
Jointly Sponsored by USCGAux USPS
Virtual Instructor
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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
Boating Seminars
Typically 3-6 hours each, depending upon local
planning
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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
  • This is USPS
  • 2. Self Education of Members
  • "Member Courses" - taught by members to
    members
  • Five Boat Handling Piloting Courses
  • Six General Boating Courses

Most member courses are in a modular format for
shorter courses
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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
Member Courses Boat Handling Piloting Courses"
1. Seamanship 2. Piloting
3. Advanced Piloting 4. Junior Navigation
5. Navigation (celestial navigation)
All courses are constantly being reviewed and
updated by National USPS Educational Committees
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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
Member Courses General Boating Courses"
6. Marine Electronics 7. Weather
8. Engine Maintenance 9. Cruise
Planning
10. Instructor Development 11. Sail
All courses are constantly being reviewed and
updated by National USPS Educational Committees
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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
  • This is USPS
  • 3. Fraternal Activities
  • General Meetings and Programs
  • Rendezvous Raft Ups
  • On-the-Water Contests Sailboat Races
  • District Meetings and Activities
  • National Meetings Programs and Committees
  • Camaraderie with Fellow Boaters !!

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United States Power Squadrons America's Boating
Club
Fraternal Activities
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How Boaters Get Into Trouble
  • Life preservers
  • Running out of fuel
  • Grounding
  • Towing or being towed
  • Falling overboard
  • Restricted visibility

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How Boaters Get Into Trouble
  • Weather
  • Swamping and capsizing
  • Wind waves wakes
  • Collision
  • Fire

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What USPS Teaches
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What USPS Teaches
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What USPS Teaches
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What USPS Teaches
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Special USPS Seminar
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Boating is Fun
Enjoy Have a Nice Day!
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Questions ? Comments
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