Seminars are open to anyone, these boating classes will provide you an enjoyable informative couple of evening hours focused on a specific marine topic.  Our instructors are active boaters in the Pacific Northwest and the classes will reflect their local knowledge.

For more information contact Gail Kalbrener 

(425) 802-1706 or ssaps.seo@gmail.com

Want to improve your knowledge of basic boat handling?  These seminars will satisfy your needs

Boat Handling Under Power

Advanced Powerboat Handling


Boating on Rivers. Locks, and Lakes

Sail Trim and Rig Tuning




Do you feel comfortable that you know where you are when you’re boating?  Want to improve your positioning skills?  These seminars will help you know where you’re at while boating.

Using GPS

How to Use a Chart

Introduction to Navigation

Mariner’s Compass

Mastering the Rules of the Road

Marine Radar


Are you on good terms with Mother Nature?  Do you know how to handle the changes in the environment that can come your way?  These seminars can help you out on the water.

Basic Weather and Forecasting

Hurricane Preparation for Boaters

Tides and Currents




Every boater wants to be a safe boater, not just for him- or herself, but also for the family and friends onboard as well as other nearby boaters.  Here’s how to reinforce your knowledge for the safety of all.

Emergencies on Board
Fuel and Boating
Partner in Command
Man Overboard
Using VHF & VHF/DSC Marine Radio



Do you want to improve your skills in areas related to boating?  Here are some interesting areas to pursue.

Knots, Bends, and Hitches
Paddle Smart
Trailering Your Boat




Do you use your boat to cruise to different locations for longer periods of time?  You need to have as much information as possible available so you’re not surprised by local laws or regulations.

Crossing Borders


We are the Seattle Sail & Power Squadron. A unit of the United States Power Squadrons, the largest recreational boating organization in the US. We are a volunteer organization to promote skillful boating fun through public and member education.

We can help you improve your boating skills and knowledge in the classroom with certified instructors, or outdoors with hands-on training. By joining America’s premier boating organization,  you can have fun with other boaters on the water and on land!

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Content last updated:  10 June 2020

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