Courses

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.

Click here to receive more information about the ABC Class.

Click here for upcoming courses.

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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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