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WSS&PS is a unit of United States Power Squadrons Sail and Power Boating and District 27

 

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ABC Book We offer boating seminars Available Seminars Advanced Piloting for members Advanced Piloting Course

 

Classes
     “Come for the Boating Education....Stay for the Friends.”

We offer numerous courses throughout the year starting with the ABC Course. Our Seminars on such things as GPS, Weather and using your VHF radio are for both members and non-members. Our Advanced grade courses are offered to members only and include such classes as Piloting, Advanced Piloting, Junior Navigation, Navigation and a number of Elective courses. Check regularly to see what courses are scheduled so you can sign up early.

As a new feature this year, members of WSSPS are encouraged to take any of these classes as a "self study" effort as we will assign to you a member of the squadron to act as a tutor.

Send an e-mail to Education@wssps.org for contact information for specific classes. Someone will contact you shortly after receiving your message.

Please contact me if you are interested! If you want to register for one of these classes or help teach, please give me a call at (336) 413-6490 or email at scoutingplus@aol.com.

 

Preregistration preferred for courses at www.USPS.org

Call 336-277-7119 {week days) or 336-785-0996 (nights and weekends ) for more information.

 

Piloting

The Piloting course is the first in the sequence of USPS courses on navigation, covering the basics of coastal and inland navigation. This all-new course focuses on navigation as it is done on recreational boats today and embraces GPS as a primary navigation tool while covering enough of traditional techniques so the student will be able to find his/her way even if their GPS fails. The course includes many in-class exercises, developing the student’s skills through hands-on practice and learning.

 
Sail
Sail covers everything from the basic elements of how a sailboat works to sail trim, rig tuning and sailboat racing.
 
Advanced Piloting
Advanced Piloting covers more advanced coastal navigation techniques, navigation in tides and currents, and more advanced GPS usage.
 
Marine Electrical Systems
Marine Electronics covers installation and maintenance of both boat electrical systems (AC and DC) and marine electronics (VHF radio, radar, GPS, etc).
 
Cruise Planning
Cruise Planning covers topics of interest for anyone planning a cruise – whether for just a weekend or for a year – including preparation and planning, anchoring, security, chartering, and cruising either inside or outside the US.
 
Seamanship
Seamanship covers basic deck seamanship, marlinspike (knots and ropes), anchoring and rafting, basic boat care and maintenance, and nautical and USPS customs and etiquette.

NC Boater Certification Required:
NC boaters under the Age of 26, to use 10HP or more require certification.
Power Squadron ABC course is the best way to get your certification.


NC Wildlife Resources Commission NC Boater Certification Required:
NC boaters under the Age of 26, to use 10HP or more require certification.
The NC Wildlife Resources Commission has free courses.
Click here to find a Wildlife Resources Commission's Boating Education course.

Alternatly, for a fee, there is an online course by BoaterExam.com

Would you like a local Vessel Safety Check?
eMail Gary: VSC@WSSPS.org

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USCG National Vessel Safety Check

 

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