"THIS IS WHO WE ARE" Tour

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"This is Who We Are"

Whether you sail, fish, paddle or power through our waters, we welcome you.

THIS IS WHO WE ARE

WE ARE MEMBERS of America's Boating Club.  Being a member of NOSPS means you are also a member of a National organization - United States Power Squadron.  America's Boating Club.

Membership in NOSPS is open to all.  No previous boating experience (or boat) required.

This is Who We Are

WE ARE SAILORS.  Sailors make up a good percentage of NOSPS members.  They often cruise along with the power boats or set sail a day or two earlier sailing at their leisure then join us at our planned destinations.  Sailing classes are offered.

Photo:  "Lucy" Webb mans the lookout as her captain and first mate crew their new sailboat.

This is Who We Are

WE ARE POWER BOATERS.  Our members have power boats of all sizes.  Big engines, Small engines, and every size in between engines.  We welcome all.

Cruising the North Sound
cruise to Chatterbox Falls

This is Who We Are

WE ARE ADVENTURERS.  We  cruise to the South Sound, Puget Sound, San Juan Islands, Canadian Gulf Islands, Desolation Sound and so many more destinations. The places to explore are endless.

NOSPS docked at Egmont

This is Who We Are

WE TRAIN IN FIRST AID & CPR.   Obtain or renew your First Aid & CPR for boating safety.   Check with our Safety Officer  for the next scheduled class.

Photo:  Members  practice CPR at our last CPR & First Aid Class under the watchful eye of a Certified Instructor.

Flare raractice

This is Who We Are

WE PRACTICE
SAFETY FIRST


We practice to know
when and how to
use our flares.  At one of our
planned activities, we practice lighting
& holding a flare properly for our safety
and those aboard our boats.

This is Who We Are

We Offer STATE REQUIRED BOATER EDUCATION. Take our 2 day ABC course with qualified Instructors to receive your Washington State Boater Education Card. Check our Event Calendar for next sch    

This is Who We Are

We assist with VESSEL SAFETY.  Peace of mind - knowing that your boat meets federal safety standards and in an emergency you will have the necessary equipment to save lives and summon help. Arrange for your Vessel Safety Check from a North Olympic Sail and Power Squadron Vessel Safety Examiner.   

This is Who We Are

We are EDUCATORS. 

We offer educational Courses from Seamanship to Engine Maintenance to Navigation and Weather.  Classes are offered to members & the public from September through May.  Each Course is once per week for approx. 6 - 8 weeks.

A full range of educational experiences for both novice and experienced boaters are offered.   Enjoy personal interaction with certified instructors, get in-depth answers to your boating questions, and benefit from interactive group learning 

This is Who We Are

We are Students.  The first Saturday morning of each month from September through May, we host a 2 hour Clinic open to the public. We cover a variety of boating subjects from safety, to maintenance to boating practices, and so much more.

Don Stem teaching Clinic on Anchoring

THIS IS WHO WE ARE

WE ARE CIVIC MINDED.  We are involved in our community.  We initiated  the ADOPT-A-MARINA.  Four times a year for 2 hours our members volunteer to rake leaves, pull weeds, etc at John Wayne Marina.  We also donate once a year to our local Sequim Food Bank.  We have participated in parades and in the Port Authority's annual "Open House". 

This is Who We Are

We host monthly Dinner Meetings.

Commencing with a social hour, followed by a brief business meeting, a catered dinner, and ending with entertaining speakers.  

Come as a guest or join us and come as a member.

This is Who We Are

WE ARE CRUISERS WITH PETS.  All people do not cruise with pets but many pets cruise with their people.  

Quick Fact:  US & Canada require the pet must appear to be healthy and a written certification from a vet must be on hand that the pet is free of diseases communicable to humans and has been vaccinated for rabies.

This is Who We Are

WE ARE NORTHWEST CRUISERS.

Our Cruise Director plans and organizes four to six cruises per year varying in distance and length of cruise.  Check our Calendar for a sample of this year's planned cruises.

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This is Who We Are

WE ARE FRIENDS. WE CAME FOR THE EDUCATION - WE STAY FOR THE FRIENDS. 

We have fun.  We have picnics, dock parties, hikes, impromptu get-togethers, and other organized events.

You will find our 140+ members out cruising, fishing, relaxing, and playing on our Pacific Northwest waters... or on land wishing we were out on the water.

Come.  Enjoy.  Join.

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USPS is the world’s largest recreational boating organization with more than 35,000 members organized into over 450 squadrons. 

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We are one of the 33 USPS District Squadrons. We are home to fifteen  squadrons covering the
Puget Sound area.

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...0ur activities involve the three primary objectives of
USPS namely:

*Civic     *Education     *Fraternal

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"one of the keenest pleasures of boating is an unforced gregariousness among previous strangers, which invites
unhurried and easier conversation than we allow ourselves on land"  
~ Douglas Bernon/BoatU.S. Feb/Mar 2017

Distinctive Communicator Award

Last Updated:  12:40 am   December 10   2017