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What is USPS
Upcoming Safe Boating Course
The Lakeland Sail and Power Squadron, Inc., a unit of the United States Power Squadrons, will conduct "America's Boating Course", in one day, on Saturday, November 2, 2013 from 8:30AM-5:30PM. Class will be held at Rotary Park, 350 6th St. NE, Winter Haven, FL. The cost of the class is $35.00 and includes material. Seating is limited, and pre-registration is required by October 16, 2013. Those who successfully complete this class will receive their Florida Boater ID card, which is required for boat operators born on or after January 1, 1988, and may also qualify for a discount on boat insurance. To pre-register for this class, call 863-667-9047, or visit www.lakelandsailandpower.info . This is the last class for the year 2013.
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. Our members are boating families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education. We enjoy participating with our fellow members on the water and in the classroom. USPS has some 45,000 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.
What can the USPS do for You?
➤ As a USPS member, you and your family can enroll in a great variety of advanced grades and elective courses which are only available to USPS members. These courses include Seamanship, Piloting, Celestial Navigation, Weather, Sail, Engine Maintenance, Marine Electronics and Cruise Planning. In addition, USPS offers more than two dozen self study courses on such subjects as the Water Sports, Boat Insurance, Oceanography, Introduction to Sailing, Preparation for Coast Guard Licensing, and much more.
Meeting with other boaters in your area: As a member of a local squadron (and there are approximately 450 squadrons throughout the USA, including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands) you will join with other knowledgeable boaters in your area who are familiar with the local waters, the best anchorages, and marinas and boat repair shops.
Participation in a variety of on water activities: As a USPS member you're automatically invited to join in the squadron and district cruises, rendezvous, predicted log contests, raftings and other on-water activities.
Savings on Boat Insurance: There are many marine insurance companies which provide discounts to those who complete advanced boating courses. This savings can be significant.
USPS Networking with other members throughout the USA, Canada and even more distant areas: Thinking of boating in a river, lake or ocean far from your home? USPS has a Port Captain program which will provide names and telephone numbers of local USPS members who know the territory.
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