Provided by Northern Virginia Sail and Power Squadron
Lean about boating safety at free seminars to be held at the Alexandria West Marine Store on the last Saturday of the month, July through October. Classes will be taught by the Northern Virginia Sail and Power Squadron (NVSPS). 9:30 a. m – 12:00 noon.
- July 29 VHF Radio
- Aug 26 Weather Forecasting
- Sept 30 Emergencies Onboard
- Oct 28 Man Overboard
Books about these topics will be available for purchase. The Alexandria West Marine store location is 601 S. Patrick St, Alexandria, VA 22314. Store phone: 703-549-7020
The squadron supports community veterans programs by providing day cruises, sponsoring youth programs like Sea Scouts (ages 14-21) of the Boy Scouts of America and provides courtesy safety inspections of non-commercial boats through free Vessel Safety Checks at marinas, clubs and public boat ramps. The squadron participates in the National Capital Boat Show, and offers boating safety and skills seminars.
The squadron holds membership meetings that are free and open to the public, highlighted by guest speaker presentations on a variety of topics and plan educational field trips. See meeting schedule in their newsletter “Of Tars and Terns” at nvsps.org. NVSPS Education Officer contact: [email protected] or 703-771-7096.
NVSPS is a local unit of the United States Powers Squadrons® which collectively has nearly 35,000 members in over 350 squadrons nationwide, founded over100 years ago. Known as America’s Boating Club, members join both the national and local and seek to make boating more enjoyable and safer through education, civic service and fellowship. Visit the national association at usps.org and connect with the local northern Virginia squadron at nvsps.org as well as Facebook sites.