District 4 of the United States Power Squadrons®

America's Boating Course

Learn the fundamentals of safe boat handling and operation plus basic piloting in this comprehensive classroom course. This newly revised course will give you the basics of line throwing, knot tying, boat handling, anchoring, navigation rules and aids, emergencies on the water and more. More Information

Advanced Classes

New York

Feb 12 - Piloting (Coastal Navigation I)  details


Mar 06 - Piloting (Coastal Navigation I)  details


Mar 12 - Advanced Piloting (Coastal Navigation II)  details


New Jersey

Feb 17 - Sail Course begins  details


Mar 01 - Piloting (Coastal Navigation I)  details


Mar 06 - Marine Electrical Systems begins  details


- Engine Maintenance course begins  details


D4 Seminars

Join us and become a confident, competent mariner

Our organization's primary goal is to promote safe boating by offering courses in all aspects of boating: seamanship, navigation, cruise plannig, use of electronics, marine weather forecasting, engine maintenance, sailing, and more.  

Members can take advantage of events with interesting speakers, draw on the knowledge of experienced boats, and build friendships with people with the same love of the water.

News and Events

New York

Jan 18 - City Island SPS General Membership Meeting  details


Jan 24 - New York Boat Show 2018 Volunteers Needed  details


Mar 18 - D/4 Memorial Service, Sunday 19 March, St. Alban  details


New Jersey

Jan 17 -D4 Bridge & Council Meeting  details


District 4 of the United States Power Squadrons is an active participant in the USPS Vessel Safety Check program. Click the green logo for information on how to schedule an inspection in your area.


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