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:
- Rules of the road
- Types of boats
- Required safety equipment
- Navigation aids
- Lights and sounds
- Communications afloat
- Adverse conditions
- Water sports safety
- Personal water craft safety
- 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?
Get a free Boat Safety Inspection
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
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: Read about new program Dan Boater at Membership and Benefits page
– 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.
Mar 17: Monthly meeting at Captain Jerry’s Seafood Restaurant, 691 Cliffdale Road: Program TBD
The_Log_February 2020– The official newsletter of the Fayetteville Sail and Power Squadron
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