Seminars

The USPS Seminar Series offers short, focused courses on several subjects of interest to boat operators and crews. Designed for boaters who want to gain knowledge about one specific topic, they are open to the general public as well as USPS members. Experienced boaters who do not feel the need for multi-session boating courses will find that seminars provide explicit information on subjects of interest to them. Beginning boaters will find the opportunity to understand topics that may seem buried beneath layers of jargon. Seminars complement the longer courses on boating subjects offered by USPS.

Not yet scheduled or already passed:

  • Advanced Power Boat Handling (TBA)
  • Anchoring (TBA) 
  • Basic Coastal Navigation (TBA)
  • Basic Weather & Forecasting (25 Jan 2017) $35
  • Boat Handling Under Power (TBA)
  • How to Use a Chart (19 April) $35 members | $40 non-members
  • Hurricanes & Boats  (21 June 2017)
  • Knots, Bends & Hitches (TBA)
  • Marine Radar (TBA) $35
  • Mariner's Compass (TBA)
  • Onboard Emergencies (22 Feb 2017)
  • Paddle Smart (15 Feb 2017) $35
  • Partner in Command (31 May 2017) 
  • Rivers, Lakes & Locks (TBA)
  • Rules of the Road (TBA) 
  • Sail Trim and Rigging (22 Mar 2017 postponed) | Members $25 | Non-members $30
  • Tides & Currents (29 Nov 2017) $20 | Register today
  • Trailering  (TBA)
  • Using GPS (15 Mar 2017) | Members $25 | Non-members $30
  • Using VHF/DCS Marine Radio (27 Sept 2017) | Register today