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Courseline Instructing Organizations
What is United States Power Squadrons?
Organized in 1914, USPS is a non profit, educational organization dedicated to making
boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation
and related subjects. Our members are boating families who contribute
to their communities by promoting safe boating through education. We enjoy
participating with our fellow members on the water and in the classroom.
USPS has some 60,000 members organized into 450 squadrons across the country
and in some US territories. USPS is the world's largest non-profit boating
organization and has been honored by three US presidents for its civic
What is Coast Guard Auxiliary?
Since its creation by Congress in 1939, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary has served
as the civilian, non-military component of the Coast Guard. Today, the 35,000
volunteer men and women of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary are active on
the waterways and classrooms in over 2,000 cities and towns across the nation.
Each year, Auxiliarists (folks just like you) save almost 500 lives, assist
some 15,000 boaters in distress, conduct more than 150,000 courtesy safety
examinations of recreational vessels, and teach over 500,000 students in
boating and water safety courses. The results of these efforts save taxpayers
hundreds of millions of dollars every year.
Boaters' Resource Guide
We will be expanding the information listed on this page soon.
If you know of any other resources for boaters pertaining to boating safety
education and state requirements, please let us know through our comment form.
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