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USPS Mission:  To promote recreational boating skills and boating safety through education,                           hands-on training, and civic activities while providing fellowship for members.

Who we are!!

We are unit of the United States Power Squadrons and are a fraternal organization with civic service offering boating education courses and seminars. Along the way you'll make some great friends and enjoy lots of water activities.
We are located in Gainesville, Fl. home to the University of Florida
Organized in 1914, United States Power Squadron is a non profit eductional organization dedicated to making boating safer.  The Power Squadron is:  over 40,000 members, over 400 squadrons, largest non profit boating organization.
The Gainesville Squadron was chartered in 1963

Skills development in:

Amateur Radio, Boat Insurance, Compass Adjusting
Boat Design & Construction, Seamanship, Rules of the Road
Piloting, Calculators for Navigation, GPS, Sailing, Knots & Bends, Celestial Navigation
Oceanography, Radar, Weather, Predicted Log Contest, Skipper Saver
Water Sports, USPS Nautical Glossary
For more, click on educational classes tab!

We are a member of  DISTRICT 23
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The Vessel Safety Check is performed free of charge and without any legal obligations or penalties.
If a potential problem or violation is discovered, the Examiner will give the boater options and information for correcting it.
Click here for more information  Vessel Safety Checks.
Here is a Boater's Checklist all prudent boaters should use before departure.
Boating stats. Florida 2010:  Accidents 668, Injuries 389, Deaths 79
Florida 2011:  Accidents 742, Injuries 431, Deaths 67
51% of the Operators involed in reportable boating accidents had no formal boater education  in the year 2011
Want to Join?
First, have a love for boating. Second, a desire to network with a great group of boaters
Finally, you need to contact the    Gainesville Sail & Power Squadron!
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