The Music City Power Squadron provides a number of courses and seminars as a public service to promote safe boating. One of the most useful classes we offer boaters and new boat owners is call Americas Boating Course (ABC) is a course for all boaters (the personal watercraft operator, the hunter or fisherman operating an outboard utility boat, the skipper of a family cruiser,the saling enthusiast). 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. As boating is often a family activity, the course is of value to all members of a boating family. USPS encurages 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 a 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. 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.
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Upcoming Events and Educational Opportunities:
See Events Calendar for details for these events and more.
8 May - TWRA Presentation
20 May - Vessel Safety Inspection and Cook Out
3 June - Vessel Safety Inspection at Cedar Creek Yacht Club
10 June - Raft Up - Spencer Creek
21 August - Solar Eclipse Raft Up
UPCOMING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES - No Dates at this time
SAFETY TIP ON 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.
2016 Bridge Leadership
Cdr Ray Alley, AP-IN
Squadron Education Officer -
Lt/C John Miller, AP-IN
Administrative Officer -
Lt/C Barry Cleveland, AP
Lt/C Bobby Naylor, AP
Assistant Secretary for I.T. -
Flag Lieutentant -
1/Lt Jane Malatak, P
P/C Bruce MacDonald, AP
1/Lt Jack Rubey, S
Rules Committee Chair -
P/C Ken Holbert, AP