USPS University is here with new programs targeted to a range of boaters and types of boating. The hallmark of this concept is the Seminar Series. These short seminars are targeted to specific topics and needs, and include valuable take-away guides. Each seminar provides credits toward the Boat Operator Certification program, and credit toward elective courses. Seminars are typically a 3-5 hour one day course. Cost will vary.
The United States Power Squadrons now offers 25 Seminars to the Public. If you are interested in taking any of the seminars below, please contact our Education Department and we will advise you of the next one scheduled.
If you have 10 or more students interested in taking any seminar, Great South Bay will offer a private class for your group.
- Advanced Powerboat Handling
- Basic Coastal Navigation
- Basic Weather and Forecasting
- Boat Handling under Power
- Boating on Rivers, Locks and Lakes
- Crossing Borders
- Emergencies on Board
- Fuel and Boating
- How to Use a Chart
- Hurricanes and Boats
- Knots, Bends and Hitches
- Man Overboard
- Marine RADAR
- Mariner’s Compass
- Mastering the Rules of the Road
- Paddle Smart
- Partner in Command
- Practical On The Water Training
- Sail Trim and Rig Tuning
- Tides and Currents
- Trailering Your Boat
- Using GPS
- Using VHF & VHF/DSC Marine Radio
Several more seminars are nearing completion and will be available soon, such as Knots for Mariners, Using Digital Charts, and Heavy Weather Sailing.