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Continuing Education 


The Beaverton Sail and Power Squadron is offering a free seminar on the RULES OF THE ROAD. This is a great way to be ready for this year's boating season. The virtual meeting will be Monday, May 24th, 2021, 7:00-9:00 PM.

Don't leave the dock without knowing the rules of the road. This two-hour seminar simplifies the sometimes complex U.S. Inland Rules and International Rules, or COLREGS, for the recreational boater. Through examples, you'll discover how to avoid collisions in various situations, the differences between power and sailboat rules, and the special rules for fishing vessels.

The downloadable US Coast Guard's Navigation Rules and Regulations Handbook is the supporting text.
Please register at:

Additional questions can be sent to the Squadron Education Officer at

The meeting code will be sent prior to the Seminar. 

US Power Squadron's Jump Start Program

Jump Start, an America’s Boating Club, aka US Power Squadron, the 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 the 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)

Boating Safety Videos for Portland Water Recreationists 

Featuring Portland Harbormaster Sean Whalen and Ashley Massey from the Marine Board, address Willamette River -specific safety considerations on this navigable, mixed-use waterway.

Know the Navigation Rules of the Road

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