Social & Education Non-Profit Boating Organization
Pompano Beach Power Squadron prides itself in being on the first wave of boating education. Since becoming a unit of the United States Power Squadron in 1958, our goal has been to educate the public on safe boating. We hope that after reading these pages, you will be infected with the education “bug”. After all, the more knowledgeable boaters we have, the safer it will be for everyone on the water. America’s Boating Course is the mainstay of our existence. It is a traditional civic service of the United States Power Squadron organization.
Since 1914, local squadrons have presented the course to anyone who wishes to attend. To date, more than three million people have taken advantage of this course. Will you be next? Learning to boat safely is important, and the increased knowledge will enhance your safety on the water and your enjoyment of the sport. America’s Boating Course is designed to be useful to all boaters, from a fisherman in an outboard to the skipper of a large cruiser or sailboat.
Too often new boaters, and even seasoned ones believe boating is easy. (“I know how to drive a boat.”). Boating is a learned skill that can be as dangerous, or even more so, than driving a car.
For more than 100 years, we have provided boaters with unsurpassed education on the water, in the classroom and online. Our educational opportunities go beyond the basics to help you and your family be the best boaters you can be.