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       The Nansemond River Power Squadron (NRPS) is based in the beautiful scenic city of Suffolk, Virginia. The Nansemond River provides access to the Hampton Roads waterways, the lower Chesapeake Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean.

       As a civic service, the NRPS conducts boating safety classes to the public where you can learn about boat handling & seamanship, needed equipment, rules of the road, lines & knots, charts & aids to navigation, engine troubleshooting, boat trailering, and much more. Advanced courses are offered to our members that include piloting, electronic & celestial navigation, weather, sailing, cruise planning, engine maintenance, and marine electronics to name a few.

       As another civic service, the NRPS offers free vessel safety checks to the public to maximize your safety and minimize your chance of being fined by authorities for piloting an unsafe vessel. Members help to keep nautical charts accurate by supplying information to the Marine Chart Division of NOS/NOAA leading to corrections to nautical charts, small craft charts, and Coast Pilot publications. NRPS members also supply data on depth surveys, range status, geodetic marks, and aeronautical charts.

       The NRPS maintains a full calendar of social events for the pleasure of its members. These events include cruises, rendezvous, family outings, boating races, and contests. Click on Benefits of Membership (left) to see what other benefits you can enjoy.

       We would be delighted to have you visit one of our general monthly meetings so that you may learn more about what membership in the NRPS has to offer. You can become eligible for membership whether you have a power boat, a sailboat, or no boat at all. Send email to Commander Bob Wallace SN at


to find out when and where our next meeting will be held. The sooner you join, the sooner you'll begin to reap the great benefits of squadron membership!

THE UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRON was organized in 1914. Just as stated above for the purpose of the Squadron, the USPS® is a non profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. Our members are boating families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education. We enjoy participating with our fellow members on the water and in the classroom. USPS® has some 45,000 members organized into 450 squadrons across the country and in some US territories. USPS® is America's largest non-profit boating organization and has been honored by three US presidents for its civic contributions.

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America's Boating Course Third Edition®

Learn to skipper a boat with confidence.  Whether you are a Hunter, Fisherman, Sailor, Skier, or Wake-boarder, this course will help you improve your skills in topic areas that include general information about boats and maintenance, information to make your boating experience safer and more comfortable, tips on being a more courteous boat operator, and laws and regulations to which you must adhere.

For more information on taking this course, click on the book to the left or Boating Education in our index!

NOTICE:::>>> NRPS Reimbursement Form - if you need to request reimbursement, click here, fill out the form and send to our Treasurer

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 P/C Bob Eure, AP, Website Excellence for 2004 and 2005 (Tied with one other squadron for top site in District 5)

and Website Award for 2006.

Lt/C Frank Brown, AP, Website Excellence, (top site in District 5), for 2009

Distinctive Communicator Award, 2010-16




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