The St. Petersburg Sail & Power Squadron, serving the Tampa Bay, Pinellas County, St. Petersburg, Florida area,
is in District 22 of the United States Power Squadrons.
USPS is a nonprofit boating organization formed in 1914 with approximately 450 squadrons.
The St. Petersburg Sail & Power Squadron (SPSPS) was chartered in 1939.

America's Boating Course

Our boating safety course teaches you essential skills for enjoying activities on the water. Whether you have your own boat, are thinking of getting one, or just want to be safe on the water, this comprehensive, seven week course is a great introduction (or refresher if you already know everything). 2017 course start dates:
  • 23 January
  • 27 March
  • 14 August
  • 16 October

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Upcoming Events

7:00 pm America’s Boating Course (ABC1) @ SPYC Sailing Center
America’s Boating Course (ABC1) @ SPYC Sailing Center
Jan 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
America's Boating Course (ABC1) @ SPYC Sailing Center | Saint Petersburg | Florida | United States
If you are interested in an exciting, in-depth boating knowledge course, check out America’s Boating Course. Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete America’s Boating Course. And, this basic boating knowledge course will give you the education required by most states to obtain a state boat license or operator certificate. This basic ...
7:00 pm Seamanship @ SPYC Sailing Center
Seamanship @ SPYC Sailing Center
Jan 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Building on the basics of recreational boating presented in the public boating courses, Seamanship adds foundational information for continuing boater education. The course contents should facilitate knowledge development for increased safe operation of recreational boats and provide the basis for completion of USCG licensing examination. Emphasis within the course has been placed on higher level boating skills, rules of the ...
7:00 pm Basic Weather & Forecasting @ SPYC Sailing Center
Basic Weather & Forecasting @ SPYC Sailing Center
Jan 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This seminar explains how just using your own senses can help you determine what conditions you will encounter where you are. A forecast is important. It will tell you what weather systems are headed your way, but they are challenged to tell exactly where and when conditions will change. Add your own observations and  you have an extra edge. The ...
5:30 pm Happy Hour @ Fish Tales
Happy Hour @ Fish Tales
Jan 26 @ 5:30 pm
Join us at FishTales Restaurant located at the High and Dry, Harborage Marina for a few drinks and tell sea stories. Very casual, bring your friends, all are welcome!
6:30 pm Junior Navigation @ SPYC Sailing Center
Junior Navigation @ SPYC Sailing Center
Jan 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Junior Navigation is the first in a two-part program of study in offshore navigation, followed by the Navigation course. It is designed as a practical “how to” course. Subject matter includes: Precise time determination Use of the Nautical Almanac Taking sextant sights of the sun Reducing sights to establish lines of position Special charts and plotting sheets for offshore navigation ...

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