A great variety of courses to choose from. As a United States Power Squadrons® member, you and your family can enroll in a great variety of advanced grade and elective courses which are only available to United States Power Squadrons® members. These courses include Seamanship, Coastal and Inland Navigation, Offshore Navigation, Weather, Engine Maintenance, Marine Electronics, Cruise Planning and Sail. In addition, United States Power Squadrons® offers more than two dozen self study courses on such subjects as the Water Sports, Boat Insurance, Oceanography, Preparation for Coast Guard Licensing, and much more.
As a member of a local squadron (and there are approximately 450 squadrons throughout the USA, including Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands) you will join with other knowledgeable boaters in your area who are familiar with the local waters, the best anchorages, and marinas and boat repair shops.
As a United States Power Squadrons® member you're automatically invited to join in the squadron and district cruises, rendezvous, predicted log contests, raft-ups, and other on-water activities.
There are many marine insurance companies which provide discounts to those who complete advanced boating courses. This savings can be significant.
United States Power Squadrons® Networking with other members throughout the USA, Canada and even more distant areas: Thinking of boating in a river, lake or ocean far from your home? USPS has a Port Captain program which will provide names and telephone numbers of local United States Power Squadrons® members who know the territory.
Discounts at Light House Marine Supply, Inc at 220 N. Green Meadows Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405.
http://www.lighthousemarinetrailer.com/ Phone # 910-392-5005. They sell to power squadron members at wholesale price. Just tell them you are a member of the Cape Fear Sail & Power Squadron before you pay.
Discounts at Cape Fear Sportswear (901 Upper Reach Dr. Wilmington, NC)
http://www.capefearsportswear.com/ Phone # 888-796-9655. All Cape Fear shirts and Bay Jackets for men and women can be purchased by members at 50% off. Shirts are moisture wicking with UV 30 Sun Protection. Bay Jackets are great to have on the boat 'just in case' and are good for everyday activity. Just tell them you are a member of the Cape Fear Sail & Power Squadron before you pay.