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FSPS is a member of District 27 of the United States Power Squadrons ® (USPS), a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable for all by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects.   Below are examples of what we do:

CLASSES: 

 PUBLIC BOATING COURSE
FSPS conducts America’s Boating Course (ABC)…covering required topics that all boaters must know like rules of the road, various types of boats, required safety equipment, navigation aids, lights and sounds, anchoring, communications afloat, adverse conditions, water sports safety, trailering, personal water craft safety, and knots and lines.   This course is approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA), is recognized by the United States Coast Guard, and is accepted by North Carolina and other states as meeting their requirements for getting a safety certificate, required in most states for operation of a water craft.   Learn more.

FREE Vessel Safety Checks

FSPS provides FREE vessel safety checks.  USPS is an active partner with the United States Coast Guard and United States Coast Guard Auxiliary in a national program to perform vessel safety checks.  If your vessel is stopped and boarded by the US Coast Guard, can your vessel pass a safety inspection?   Click here to get a free courtesy Boat Safety Inspection.

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Cooperative Charting Program

FSPS and USPS members participate in Cooperative Charting Program (COOP) activities that help the National Ocean Service (NOS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) keep nautical charts accurate through a COOP of reviewing charts and reporting errors seen on the waterway—a service that saves taxpayers millions of dollars each year.  USPS has been informed that the COOP Charting Program is “one of the most effective user-participation program in all the Federal services.”  Learn more.

Liaison

FSPS maintain liaison with the United States Coast Guard, United States Coast Guard Auxiliary, North Carolina Department of Natural Resources and other organizations to cooperate for the boating safety benefit of the public

News:

 – Vessel operators born on or after January 1, 1988 must have successfully completed a Boating Safety Education course to operate a vessel with a motor of 10 horsepower or greater on public waters in North Carolina.  Boating Safety Education courses are offered at no charge by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.  The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, the U.S. Power Squadron and Internet providers also offer approved courses that can include a fee. It is important to note the course must be approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators to be accepted.

Meetings:  Our monthly meeting for November will be at Captain Jerry’s on November 20th. Commander Whitmore will discuss her recent trip to Canada

Activities:

A few items that need to be addressed as we head into the fall. First of all, we need to start thinking about our COW and elections. We are set for Saturday, February 2, 2019. If you wish to run for a particular bridge office or committee, please let it be known.

The_Log_OctNov 2018– The official newsletter of the Fayetteville Sail and Power Squadron

2018 Calendar Squadron Calendar

USPS Float Plan Template – Link to USPS Float Plan

SailAngle  The Ultimate Boating Community

Boat Live 365 Boat Live 365 is a movement to empower recreational boating advocates to create a safe boating culture 365 days a year.

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Ten boats float side-by-side during a Memorial Day raft-up on the New River.

A 10-boat raft-up on the New River

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