NOSPS Burgee PNG Resized
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NOSPS Burgee PNG Resized

"THIS IS WHO WE ARE" Tour

THIS IS WHO WE ARE
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Whether you sail, fish, paddle or power through our waters, we welcome you.

THIS IS WHO WE ARE

WE ARE MEMBERS.

We belong to America's Boating Club of the North Olympic Peninsula. We have approx. 100+ members. It also means you are a member of a National organization - America's Boating Club (aka United States Power Squadron).

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.

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

THIS IS WHO WE ARE

WE ARE FISHERS.

We have both avid men and women fishers who love catching halibut, salmon, rockfish, lingcod, shrimp, and crab. The PNW provides great recreation fishing.

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.

Members practice CPR and First Aid under the watchful eye of a Certified Instructor. Obtain or renew your First Aid and CPR for boating safety. Check with our Safety Officer for the next scheduled class.

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.

Flare Practice

THIS IS WHO WE ARE

WE ARE EDUCATED BOATERS

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 the next scheduled class

THIS IS WHO WE ARE

WE ARE SAFE BOATERS

We assist with VESSEL SAFETY. Our certified examiners will come to your boat and check that it 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. 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. Classes are offered to members & the public from September through May. Each Course is once per week for approx. 6 - 8 weeks.

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 DINNER MEETINGS.

From September to May, 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. Cruising with pets comes with certain government requirements. 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.

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 100+ 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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NATIONAL
America's Boating Club (USPS) is the world’s largest recreational boating organization with more than 35,000 members organized into over 450 squadrons.

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DISTRICT 16
We are one of the 33 ABC (USPS) District Squadrons. District 16 is home to fifteen squadrons covering Washington,
Alaska & Idaho.

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