Ecucational Opportunities

United States Power Squadrons, D/7 provides many educational opportunities to both the boating public and to its members. One of the key concepts of the United States Power Squadrons, D/7 is the self-education of its members, meaning that successful students go on to teach other students to perpetuate boating knowledge. USPS instructors who teach public courses are also certified regarding their ability to teach and use modern instructional methods.

We offer Basic Boating Courses, Seminars, Advanced Grades, and Electives. For more information click on USPS Courses

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Advanced Grades

 

Seamanship

Practical marlinspike, navigation rules, hull design and performance, responsibilities of the skipper, boat care, operating a boat under normal and abnormal conditions, and more

(After completion of this course, members receive the grade of "S")

Piloting

Piloting a boat in costal and inland conditions

(After completion of this and above course, members receive the grade of "P")

Advanced piloting

Build on the base developed in Piloting; and practical use of additional electronic navigation systems and other advanced techniques for finding position

(After completion of this and above courses, members receive the grade of "AP")

Junior Navigation

Offshore navigation: basic concepts of celestial navigation; practical how-to course using GPS for offshore navigation with sun site taking as a backup technique

(After completion of this and above courses, members receive the grade of "JN")

Navigation

Advanced offshore navigation: additional sight reduction techniques for bodies other than the sun

(After completion of this and above courses, members receive the grade of "N")

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