A Unit of United States Power Squadrons® Americas Boating Club® - Sail and Power Boating
Organized in 1914, the United States Power Squadron is a non profit organization dedicated to education. USPS District 32 is governs six squadrons throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. If you are ready for more than basic boating USPS is for you. Click to see a map of District 32 Squadrons.
USPS offers classroom education through it's individual squadrons. In addition USPS is now offering eLearning classes through the University of Florida for those boaters that favor a self-paced learning approach.. Online Class Schedule.
USPS will be celebrating it's 100th birthday in 2014. There will be a number of events over the next two years celebrating our hundreth year. UPSP Anniversary Blog
Our primary mission is to educate boaters and to help promote boating safety among our member’s and the boating public at large. Our Squadrons not only provide a basic boating class that meet the requirements for Oregon and Washingon Boater's Edudcation cards, they also offer advance classes, and two hour seminars for the more serious boater. See our Education pages for class descriptions. Our members have educated more than 3 million boaters to date.
USPS is currently offering an On The Water Certification Program this allows our member to take the skills they have learned in class and demonstrate them on the water to achieve different levels of certification.
In addition to our Sqaudrons' education programs we have two conferences and a rendezvous each year. The conferences are vital in improving our organization's activities and educational programs aimed at educating boaters to become more knowledgeable and safer while on the waterways. The rendezvous includes safety demonstrations for our members and the public.
District 32 squadrons offer a variety of boating activities including cruises, sailing, trailering, boating classes, fishing, and paddling. Many of these activities are open to the public and there is no age limit for participants.
Our Members are individuals and families that are interested in all aspects of water sporting. They enjoy a substantial discounts on advanced courses in addtion to the many member's benifits provided by USPS to it's members. To join our organization contact a squadron near you.
Last update 20-May-2013 by webmaster Ed Bettencourt, AP