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We’re all about boating education and safety

The United States Power Squadrons was started in 1914 with the mission to provide education for boaters.  It continues today.

An educated boater is a safer boater.

Why is Boater Education Important?

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This is the beginning-level boating course

Did you know?

Florida state law requires that anyone born on or after 1 January 1988, who will be operating a boat in Florida waters with an engine of 10 horsepower or more, must complete an approved boating safety course and obtain a Florida Boating Safety ID Card.

This course meets this requirement

Advanced Courses

The Advanced Courses build upon the knowledge obtained in the initial America’s Boating Course.  Courses include Boat Handling, Marine Navigation, Advanced Marine Navigation, Junior Navigator and Navigator.  Topics include how to handle a boat, basic navigation using landmarks and buoys, more advanced navigation using GPS and radar, all the way up to celestial navigation using a sextant and the stars, planets, sun and moon.  Once you take our Advanced Courses, the whole world is opened up.

Elective Courses

Elective Courses focus on particular areas associated with boating.  Here, you can learn about planning cruises on your boat, how electrical systems on boats work, how to sail, using various communications devices, and more.

Educational Videos

Here are links to videos about different aspects of boating: boat operation, safety, communications, etc.

Location of Classes

Unless otherwise noted, all classes are held at the Palm Beach Sail & Power Squadron (America’s Boating Club of Palm Beach):

1125 Old Dixie Hwy, Unit 1

Lake Park, Florida

Contact Us For More Information on Boater

Call us at: (561) 594-8220

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Palm Beach Sail & Power Squadron

America’s Boating Club of Palm Beach

1125 Old Dixie Hwy, Ste. #1,

Lake Park, Florida  33403

(561) 594-8220

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