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

United States Power Squadrons Education Department



Sail sailboat

lets you learn about basic sailboat designs and nomenclature, rigging, and safety from experienced sailors. Then tackle the physical aspects of all forces and techniques, sail applications, marlinespike, helmsman ship, and handling of difficult all conditions.

Engine Maintenance prop gives you information on how engines work and basic maintenance procedures, as well as how to recognize problems.
Weathercloud  is a detailed study of the causes of weather, various types of storms, clouds, and predicting weather
Marine Electrical Systemselectronics

provides information on Alternating and Direct current, as well as boat electrical systems

Marine Communication Systems explains the different types of radios and communication options
Electronic Navigation gives you basic information on the various electronic devices available today that help you navigate and select routes
Radar for Boaters gives you basic information on radar
Cruising and Cruise Planningcompas  prepare you for a multi-day voyage.
Instructor Development Effective communication for speakers and teachers