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AS A USPS Member...
you may enjoy many affordable and comprehensive programs that increase their boating knowledge and skills, have more fun, and connect with fellow boaters through a variety of educational and social activities. With USPS membership, you receive:

  • Boating education to help you become a more competent and safer boater;
  • A wide variety of comprehensive courses and informative seminars to advance your skill and knowledge in boat operation and maintenance;
  • Savings of 20% to 50% or more on these courses and seminars;
  • Flexibility in scheduling your education through classroom instruction, on-line courses, and on-the-water skills training;
  • Interaction with a group of experienced boaters who know how to have fun “ raft-ups, cruises, picnics, and get-togethers; and
  • Savings on boat insurance and many other products and services.

If you have not taken a boating course, you will want to go to the Courses tab and learn about more. Then, click on the Events Calendar page to see when the next course is scheduled. Or you can request more information on our courses or pre-register for an upcoming course by clicking here. You can also contact one of the members on the bridge by going to the Contact Us page.  One of our members will call contact you.

The USPS course is also available for home study, as an online/CD or as a video. If you would like to obtain the Americas Boating Course online/CD course click here, call 1-888-FOR-USPS or contact the Education Officer.

If you have already taken a home study (online or video) version of the USPS course, but have not yet taken the examination, contact the Education Officer , and arrangements can be made to take the exam.

Nashville Boating

Upcoming Events and Educational Opportunities:

EVENTS
Raft-Up for all members and Friends - September 22, 2019 - Begins 2:00 p.m. on Old Hickory Lake at the in front of the pirate ship at Boxwell Boym Scout Camp.  The members and friends will meet at Cherokee Stake House by water or land at 5:00 p.m. for cocktails with dinner to follow at 6:00.  THe Lat and Long is:  36 degrees 18' 27.58 N; 86 degrees 28' 14.45" W.  For anyone joining the raft up by land, please contact Bobby or Barry at jrbnaylor@aol.com or bscleveland61@gmail.com.  Please contact Bobby for dinner reservations.  

UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES - 

Boating Safety Class - June date to be determined based on advance registration.  This class will include the Tennessee Boaters Certification upon passing the exam at the end of the class.  Students for the Tennessee Boaters Certification must bring the TN Wildlife Type 600 Boating Safety Exam Permit available at locations selling hunting/fishing license to qualify for the TN Boating Safety Certificate.  Americas Boating Club is world largest boating club providing boating safety classes and free Vessel Safety Inspection nationally NASBLA approved.  Please contact Randy Stone at rstone@nashvillemachine.com for registration information and date.  

 

SAFETY TIP
 ELECTRICAL SHOCK DROWNING (ESD) BY DIY AC SAFETY TEST FOR BOAT AND DOCK OWNERS.  All boat and dock owners must check your AC electrical system for stray current that could cause electrical shock and potential death to swimmers.  It could save a life.

SPRING BOATING CHECK LIST - PLEASE REVIEW THIS CHECK LIST AS YOU PREPARE FOR YOUR FIRST LAUNCH.

VESSEL SAFETY CHECKS - Americas Boating Club's Vessel Safety Inspectors are eager to inspect your boat anytime during the 2019 boating season for FREE.  Please request Vessel Safety Inspections via our online request in the Vessel Safety Check tab.  A Vessel Safety Inspector will contact you shortly after your request is recieved.  

 

2019 Bridge Leadership

Commander -

Cdr Ray Alley, AP-IN

Squadron Education Officer -

Lt/C Randy Stone, P

Assistant Education Officer -

1st Lt Art Chapman, P

Secretary -

Lt/C Barry Cleveland, AP

Treasurer -

Lt/C Bobby Naylor, AP

Member-at-Large -

1/Lt Jane Malatak, P

1/Lt Jack Rubey, S

 

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