|Organized in 1914, USPS is a non profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. |
Members are boating families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education.
USPS has some 60,000 members organized into 450 squadrons across the country and in some US territories.
USPS is America's largest non-profit boating organization and has been honored by three US presidents for its civic contributions.
Every squadron offers many carefully planned courses in subjects like Seamanship, Piloting, Plotting and Position Finding, Celestial Navigation, Cruise Planning, Engine Maintenance, Marine Electronics, Sailing, and much more.
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|District 23, a unit of the UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRONS, has eleven squadrons. |
They are the Banana River, Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach, Gainesville, Harris Chain, Jacksonville, Ocala, Orlando, Ponce De Leon, Seminole, & Titusville Squadrons.
USPS squadrons, as part of their civic services, conduct boating courses for the general public. In this regard, all eleven squadrons of District 23 hold Boat Smart® or the Squadron Boating Course® for the public throughout the year.
These classes are designed to instruct recreational boaters in safe boat handling, and are approved by and meet certification requirements of all fifty states of the United States.
To meet the needs of those who would like to take a safe boating course but cannot attend scheduled classes, USPS offers America's Boating Course®; this course allows the public to receive instruction using a compact disk with their personal computer and a detailed instruction book.
Completion of the course requires the participant take a closed book proctored examination administered by a local USPS squadron. All eleven squadrons of District 23 participate in America's Boating Course®.
If you are interested in taking a safe boating course, call 1-888-367-8777 for information on when and where the next Boat Smart® or the Squadron Boating Course® starts at a squadron near you, or get the details on America's Boating Course®!
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