The Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron, a local unit of the United States Power Squadrons® is offering the following ABC Boating Safety Classes:
- Thursdays February 5 - 19, 2015, at the Kaneohe Yacht Club in Kaneohe from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Register online.
- Wednesdays February 11 - 25, 2015, at the Hawaii Yacht Club in the Ala Wai Boat Harbor in Waikiki from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Register online.
- Mondays March 2 - 16, 2015, at the in Waikiki from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Register online.
- Mondays April 6 - 20, 2015, at the in Waikiki from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Register online.
- Wednesdays May 6 - 20, 2015, at the Hawaii Yacht Club in the Ala Wai Boat Harbor in Waikiki from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Register online.
- Wednesdays June 3 - 17, 2015, at the Hawaii Yacht Club in the Ala Wai Boat Harbor in Waikiki from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Register online.
This course meets the State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources requirements as a certified boating safety course for the mandatory education rule beginning 11/10/2014. For more information, please contact Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron here.
This course will teach the basics of safe boat operation and piloting, is recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard and has been approved by the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. The ABC Boating Safety Class also meets the State of Hawaii requirements as a certified boating safety course and is recognized by the Hawaii Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation.
Learn what you should know to operate a boat safely in the waters of Hawaii including:
The Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron, a local unit of the United States Power Squadrons® is offering the advanced boating course, Piloting, on March 4, 2015 on the island of Oahu, Hawaii at the Hawaii Yacht Club, 1739 Ala Moana Boulevard, Honolulu, HI.
This course consists of eight sessions. Classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with the first class starting on Wednesday March 4 and ending on April 22. For more information or to sign up, you may go here.
Piloting is the first course in the sequence of USPS courses on navigation, covering the basics of coastal and inland navigation. This course focuses on navigation as it is done on recreational boats today and embraces GPS as a primary navigation tool while covering enough of traditional techniques so the student will be able to find his/her way even if their GPS fails. The course includes many in-class exercises, developing the student’s skills through hands-on practice and learning. Eight classes normally are scheduled for presentation of this course. Topics covered include:
The 100th Anniversary of the United States Power Squadrons District 13 Fall Conference in Hawai'i visits the Polynesian Cultural Center.
Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron Past Commander Naomi Wasano (Center), along with Commander Richard Denton and Executive Officer Todd Rassmusen, joins Mayor Caldwell and many dignitaries from the Hawaii Safe Boating Community for the signing of the Safe Boating Week Proclamation. Safe Boating Week is May 17 - May 23 and this year we want to encourage all boaters to Wear It!
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The 2011 Boating Accident Statistics Report has been released. There were 758 boating fatalities across the nation last year, which is the highest number of boating related fatalities since 1998, even though the number of accidents and injuries decreased slightly and are at the lowest levels recorded. There were 672 fatalities for 2010, which is the lowest number of fatalities recorded. Complacency or apathy may have set in among boaters to cause the high increase in fatalities this past year.
You cannot take a break from safety and not expect possible serious consequences.
The Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron's mission is to promote safe boating through education.
We offer boating classes for beginners and for seasoned boaters. Our "America's Boating Class" is open to the public and is a great place start your boating education.
Our Squadron is located in Honolulu on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. All of our boating classes are taught in a nautical setting. Please cruise though and enjoy the rest of these pages. Aloha!
Stabberts Present Cruise to Japan Aboard Starr
At the Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron's General Meeting on February 23rd, 2012, Don and Sharry Stabbert provide an in depth look at their voyage to Japan aboard their long distance cruiser Starr. The presentation at the Waikiki Yacht Club, Honolulu, Hawaii, was well received by squadron and club members.
"Beginning in 2001, we have run Starr more than 55,000nm, crossing the Pacific Ocean twice and the Atlantic Ocean once," Sharry said. "For our most recent trip we left Seattle in August 2009, arrived in Japan in April 2010 and returned to WYC in late April 2011. Of all the places we have cruised Starr, Japan is at the top of our list."
Following the presentation, Jeff Raiford, Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron Commander, honored the Stabberts with an honorary membership and the squadron burgee.
What is the Educational Program of the United States Power Squadrons? The USPS Educational Program is diverse and challenging. It offers to the member the promise of greater enjoyment and safety in their own boating activities. In addition, the Educational Program offers the satisfaction of personal accomplishment, and the opportunity to share with others the knowledge and skills the individual member has acquired. There are currently four major divisions in the USPS Educational Program: