Education is a very important item with the Squadron and each year many classes are taught to enhance each member’s knowledge of Seamanship. Public Boating Classes are offered to the general public twice a year free of charge except for the cost of the text.  As a service to the public, this helps the Squadron to maintain our nonprofit status.  Once you are a Squadron member, there are many classes available to broaden your knowledge. The Duluth Squadron has won the Prince Henry award for teaching excellence.

Calendar of Classes

October 2, 6 & 16, 2021America’s Boating Course

Boating Courses

Squadron Boating Course

Date: October 2, 9 & 16
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00pm (Oct. 2 & 9)
9:00-12:00 (Oct 16)
Location: Barker’s Island Clubhouse

The Squadron Boating Course is a traditional civic service of the United States Power Squadrons organization. Since 1914 local squadrons have presented the course to anyone who wished to attend – to date more than 3 million people. Learning to boat safely is important and the increased knowledge will enhance your safety on the water and your enjoyment of the sport.

The Squadron Boating Course is designed to be useful to all boaters, from the fisherman in an outboard to the skipper of a large cruiser or sailboat. All boaters are subject to nautical rules and regulations. Skippers should learn and respect traditional boating courtesies. The course is meant to be of interest to the entire family. Boaters 12 and up are welcome. We encourage your family to attend as a group. Each multi-media class is presented by certified boating safety instructors. Participants who pass a written exam will earn the Wisconsin DNR safe boating certificate. Boaters between the ages of 12-17 who pass the exam will receive the Minnesota watercraft operator’s permit from the DNR.
Course content includes Lake Superior and inland boating safety information.
Certificates usually qualify adult boat owner discounts with their respective insurance companies.

Class topics include: boat handling, boating terminology, Federal and State regulations, aids to navigation, marine radio, knots, emergency procedures, aquatic invasive species, trailering, and a DNR Safety Warden presentation.

Cost: $50 per person ($60 per couple to share materials)
Included in cost: Textbook, Divider, 4×15 Plotter

Contact: LT/C Niki Roland –