Learning to boat safely is important - the increased knowledge will enhance your safety on the water and your enjoyment of the sport. The Sarasota Power and Sail Squadron offers several safe-boating courses to the public throughout the year at our recently renovated building on Hyde Park Street. Check out the map for our exact location and telephone number. For a description of these courses, as well as the scheduled dates, click here.
One of the most exciting aspects of membership at SPSS is the opportunity to take advantage of the wide array of courses offered to members. The program is diverse and challenging, and offers the promise of greater enjoyment and safety in your own boating activities - as well as the satisfaction of personal accomplishment. Like all activities in the Squadron, participation is purely voluntary, and the instructors offer their services without pay.
We offer courses in Seamanship, Piloting, Celestial Navigation, Marine Electronics, Weather, Engine Maintenance, Cruise Planning, GPS, Radar,and more. Check 'em out!
More than 20 self-study and video courses are available on a variety of subjects such as Radar, Oceanography, Navigational Astronomy and Boat Insurance.
Successfully completing the Squadron Boating Course meets the educational requirements for boat operation in most states.