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Jump Start Program

Jump Start, an America’s Boating Club, aka US Power Squadron, program provides a framework for providing one-on-one training to a member or non-member student on the student's own boat. The student should be the owner of a new boat, or at least a boat new to them. The student should have some boating experience, but limited experience with a boat of the type for which the training will be conducted. 

The content of the training is customized to fit the needs of the individual student. The goal is to help the new boat owner develop essential skills for safe operation of their boat and to break through any barriers that may limit their boating enjoyment. Up to two hours of training can be scheduled. This provides a reasonable amount of time to teach a number of skills.

The Jump Start Program provides a personalized, high-quality training experience for the student. There is no charge for the program.

To sign up for the Jump Start program go to the United States Power Squadron, America’s Boating Club, District 32 Website: and sign up.

(Note, this course does not satisfy requirements for the Oregon Boater Education Card)

Electronic Navigation Course

Hosted by Coos Bay Power Quadron
Beings April 1, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Coos Bay Power Squadron (Americas Boating Club) is planning on putting on an Electronic Navigation Course. The CPS-ECP Electronic Navigation course is a good introduction to navigation using electronic tools and is suitable for experienced as well as novice boaters with basic charting knowledge. It focuses on navigating with electronic tools, example GPS and RADAR, rather than on navigation systems hardware.   The course will start around April 1st 2020 and go for 6 to 8 weeks on Wednesday Evenings from 6:30 to 8:30, at THE COOS BAY POWER SQUADRON BUILDING 90346 Guano Rock Lane, in The Boat Basin.  

The cost for the course will be $80.00 for Power Squadron Members and $120.00 for Non Members. We will be asking for a $60.00 Non Refundable Deposit no later than March 4th 2020 if interested.  

Please Call Al Swanson @ 541-888-6178 , 541-756-4408. 

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