Our Public Classes

We offer several classes to increase boater knowledge and skills. These classes are open to the public (membership is not required). The classes are presented as a public service by the Squadron and are taught by experienced Squadron members.

You can see detailed descriptions of the classes by clicking the class titles. You can also view the class schedules.
is our basic boating class. The class will cover the basics of boat handling, PWCs, required equipment, navigation aids and rules, and dealing with emergencies. It will provide instruction and examination for laws and regulations of the State of Florida. The course is a total of 8 hours spread over two days. Read a detailed description of the course by clicking on "America's Boating Course 3rd Edition".

is our course for boaters in the Ft. Myers area. The Local Waters class is directed toward new boaters and boaters new to the area, as well as those who wish to learn chart reading. Using Chart 11427, boaters will learn some of the basics of navigation in the Fort Myers Area. Students whould bring their own copies of the chart. Read a detailed description of the course by clicking on "Local Waters - Local Chart".

GPS has become a common tool for navigation. However using GPS on the water is distinctly different from a moving map display in your car. This 2-3 hour seminar explains the principles of waypoint navigation which you will use. It then shows you how to use the buttons on your GPS and how to relate the GPS to your charts.

This class is essential for those with a 'new' radio or those planning to buy a new radio. DSC is operational in Fort Myers. You need to register your radio and learn how it's different. We also cover standard VHF operations. Read a detailed description of the course.

This seminar is intended for those interested in Paddlesports or are considering the purchase of a
Kayak, Canoe or other Paddlesport equipment. Read a detailed description of this course by clicking on "Paddle Smart".
Class Room
All classes are held in the Squadron Classroom at:
16048 San Carlos Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33908
Phone (239) 466-4040
For additional information contact
our Education Officer
This is a mini-seminar. It covers how to select a location and prepare your boat for a hurricane.
United States Power Squadrons®
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San Carlos Bay Sail & Power Squadron
Hurricanes and Boats
Looking for other USPS classes? Check the Sanibel-Captiva Squadron website: http://www.usps.org/localusps/sancap/education.shtml