America's Boating Course
The Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron, a local unit of the United States Power Squadrons® is offering the ABC Boating Safety Class Tuesday's, March 25 -April 8, 2014, in Waikiki at 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This course meets the State of Hawaii requirements as a certified boating safety course. For more information, please call Ellis Abram at (808) 255-3373 or register online.
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:
Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the United States Power Squadrons in Hawai‘i with the Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron hosting the District 13 Fall Conference October, 2014. The Cruising and Voyaging theme of the event will reflect the warmth and hospitality of the islands with Hawaiian-themed seminars on the history and challenges of navigation in the 50th state October 23-26, 2014.
Social activities begin Tuesday October 21, 2014 for early arrivals with a tour of local yacht clubs and fireworks over Waikiki! Conference events include an evening dinner cruise, a farewell luau and conclude with a cruise to the Kaneohe Bay sandbar on Sunday October 26, 2014. Shipmates visit the only royal palace in the United States, the ‘Iolani Palace. You may view the current working schedule here.
Honolulu Sail and Power Squadron Commander Jeff Raiford joins Mayor Caldwell and many dignitaries from the Hawaii Safe Boating Community for the signing of the Safe Boating Week Proclamation.
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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: