Organized in 1914, USPS is a non profit, educational organization
dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes
in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. Our members are boating
families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating
through education. We enjoy participating with our fellow members on the
water and in the classroom. USPS has some 45,000 members organized into
450 squadrons across the country and in some US territories. USPS is
America's largest non-profit boating organization and has been honored
by three US presidents for its civic contributions.
great variety of courses to choose from:
As a USPS
member, you and your family can enroll in a great variety of
grades and elective courses which are only available to USPS
These courses include Seamanship, Piloting, Celestial
Weather, Sail, Engine Maintenance, Marine Electronics and Cruise
Planning. In addition, USPS offers more than two dozen self
courses on such subjects as the Water Sports, Boat Insurance,
Oceanography, Introduction to Sailing, Preparation for Coast
Licensing, and much more. tivities: As a USPS member you're
automatically invited to join in the
squadron and district cruises, rendezvous, predicted log
raftings and other on-water activities.
other boaters in your area: As a member of a local squadron (and
are approximately 450 squadrons throughout the USA, including
Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands) you will join
knowledgeable boaters in your area who are familiar with the
waters, the best anchorages, and marinas and boat repair shops.
__Savings on Boat Insurance: There are many
insurance companies which provide discounts to those who
advanced boating courses. This savings can be significant.