United States Power Squadrons®
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South Bend Sail and Power Squadron
Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan
We're America's Boating Club!
If you boat in Michigan, your age and your boat's horsepower determine whether you need to take an approved safe boating course. South Bend Sail and Power Squadron offers a class that meets the Michigan requirements!
If you were born on or after July 1, 1996, you may not legally operate a boat in Michigan of greater than 6 horsepower unless you have had an approved safe boating course and have your card with you! If you are less than 12 years of age, you may operate a boat up to 35 horsepower if you have had an approved safe boating course and have your card with you, and are directly supervised by someone at least 16 years old. If you are between the ages of 12 and 15, you may operate a boat of greater than 6 horsepower if you have taken an approved safe boating course, or you are directly supervised by someone at least 16 years old. There are no age or education requirements for a boat of less than 6 horsepower. If you were born before July 1, 1996, you may operate a boat of any horsepower without age restrictions or educational requirements. (It's still a good idea to take a boating safety course!)
The Commander message has been posted. See it on the From the Helm page.
Location - Giannetto's Pizza, Old Cleveland Rd and Capital, Granger, IN
Date/Time - Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Roster 01 December 2015
The latest edition of our roster, dated 01 December, 2015, is posted on the Member's Page (access restricted to members). Members Must Log In to have access.
The Fall 2015 edition of the District 9 newsletter, the Interlaker has been posted on the Member's Page (access restricted to members). Members Must Log In to have access.
New to boating, or just want to learn more about how to have more fun on the water? Our America's Boating Course, 3rd Ed. is our introductory public boating course. Join us for an exciting introduction to the fun of being on the water.
Our current classes are held on three Saturdays, with each session approximately four hours. The third session includes a multiple choice examination that meets the mandatory boating education requirements of Michigan, Indiana, and most other states. Students who successfully complete the examination will receive a boating education card that certifies completion of mandatory education.
Feb. 13-27, 2016: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Albright United Methodist Church, 504 W. Mishawaka Ave., Mishawaka, IN.
Apr. 16-30, 2016: 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m, Pier 33 Marina, 250 Anchors Way, St. Joseph, MI.
Additional courses will be posted soon. More information about our classes can be found on our education page.