The Music City Power Squadron/ America's Boating Club provides courses and seminars as a public service to promote safe boating.
One of the most popular and useful classes is called Americas Boating Course (ABC), a course for all boaters, whether a hunter or fisherman, power boat operator, a jet-skier, or sailer.
All boaters must follow the same nautical rules, regulations, and courtesies of the sea. All are subject to the same forces of nature while boating. Does your state have boater education laws?
As boating is often a family activity, the course is of value to all members of a boating family. USPS encourages families to attend as groups.
USPS believes that the more educated a boater becomes, the more likely that boater will be a safe boater. ABC is the beginning of boating education.
This course meets the educational standards of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and includes a proctored examination as required by many states and insurance companies. Does your state have boater education laws?
Instruction is free but there is a nominal charge for course material. Successful completion of a course also qualifies the student to membership in any USPS Squadron within the US.
Qualified, enthusiastic, and experienced USPS instructors provide instruction as a civic service. There is never a charge for instruction; the only costs are those for materials.
In addition to teaching public boating courses in the Nashville area, Squadron members participate in Advanced Grades and Elective Courses for their own education.
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Upcoming Events and Educational Opportunities:
February 3 - Change of Watch - 1-3 pm Bavarian Beirhaus, 121 Opry Mills Drive Suite 315 Nashville, TN 37214
UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES -
Cruise Planning - Jan 26, Feb 9,16, 23
Weather - Wednesdays. January 30 - March 20, 2019
ABC Beginner Boat Class - Saturday, February 9, 2019
Seamanship - Tuesdays, March 5 - April 23, 2019.
Piloting - TBD - Eight weeks
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.
2018 Bridge Leadership
Cdr Ray Alley, AP-IN
Squadron Education Officer -
Lt/C Randy Stone
Assistant Education Officer -
1st Lt Art Chapman
Lt/C Barry Cleveland, AP
Lt/C Bobby Naylor, AP
1/Lt Jane Malatak, P
1/Lt Jack Rubey, S
Assistant Secretary for I.T. -
Flag Lieutentant -
Administrative Officer -