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You're in command - Boating is fun...we'll show you how


The North River Sail and Power Squadron holds regularly held classes. You may register for any of the following classes on-line below. Please check individual class listings for location.   Most classes are located at -

Class Location:

Waterfront Alliance
217 Water St, 3rd Fl (elevator: 133 Beekman St.)
New York, NY 10038
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Scheduled Classes:

Monday, March 20, 2017 Piloting 2017 S
Piloting is the first of the navigational classes focusing on techniques for piloting a boat in coastal and inland conditions. The course emphasizes planning and checking along with the use of GPS for determining position, and introduces digital...
Monday, March 20, 2017  Sail 201 S
USPS Sail is our completely new sail course created to serve the needs of the novice and experienced sailor, as well as the non-sailor, for basic skills and knowledge.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Junior Navigation
First of two open ocean navigation USPS offers, JN covers ocean plotting, navigation software and celestial navigation. Students are prepared to serve as Navigator on an ocean voyage, with a sample Newport-Bermuda cruise and an equivalent test.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Marine Communications Systems 2017 S
Marine Communications Systems is an in-depth, nine chapter review of those systems available to the recreational boater, or to those with whom he/she shares the water.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Advanced Piloting 2017 S
Advanced Piloting is the second in the sequence of USPS courses on navigation. It continues to build coastal and inland navigation skill, allowing the student to take on more challenging conditions – unfamiliar waters, limited visibility, and...
Monday, April 03, 2017 Marine Electrical Systems 2017
The Marine Electrical Systems course is presented in seven chapters that start with an explanation of what electricity is, followed by discussions on boat electrical wiring, DC and AC electrical systems, galvanic and stray current corrosion,...

Past Classes:

Monday, February 17, 2014 Seamanship
Tuesday, April 01, 2014 Amatuer Radio Technician License
Saturday, April 05, 2014 America's Boating Course (ABC3)- Boating Safety Certificate
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Piloting
Saturday, May 03, 2014 America's Boating Course (ABC3)- Boating Safety Certificate
Saturday, March 21, 2015 America's Boating Course (ABC3)
Monday, March 23, 2015 Weather Course
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 Junior Navigation
Saturday, November 07, 2015 Seamanship One Day Class
Saturday, February 06, 2016 America's Boating Course Feb 16
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Navigation 2016 S
Monday, February 22, 2016 Piloting 2016 S
Monday, February 22, 2016 Marine Communications Systems 2016 S
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Sail 2016 S
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Advanced Piloting 2016 S
Sunday, June 12, 2016 America's Boating Course (ABC3)
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Electronic Navigation
Sunday, March 26, 2017 America's Boating Course (ABC3)

Boating Class

America's Boating Course: One of the best ways to have a fun boating experience is to "know before you go". If you are a new boater or an experienced boater in need of a refresher course, consider taking a boating course.

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USPS Activities - Boating is fun...we'll show you how




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