Click here to enter the website of Friday Harbor Power Squadron, a member of United States Power Squadrons, America's Boating Club. Learn how joining the squadron can greatly enhance your boating knowledge, safety skills, camaraderie with other boat owners, and fun!
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With the United States Power Squadrons®, you can improve your boating skills and knowledge online, in the classroom with certified instructors, or outdoors with hands-on training. Visit USPS.org for more ...
90% of boaters have never used DSC (Digital Selective Calling) - During the October 5th General Meeting, you can learn how to get the most out of your VHF radio. It's a potluck dinner, too! See the flyer for all the info. Click here ...
"Picnic American Style" is the theme of this year's District 16 Fall Conference in Bellevue, WA, October 27 - 29. For the registration form, click here ...
Practical On-the-Water Training is the ultimate method to develop those boat-handling skills. This year's class involved 11 hours of training for 10 members on a boat rented from Island Boat Rentals (big thank you!).
It came down to the final competitive event, but Friday Harbor Power Squadron won the ring toss and wrested the annual Pig War trophy from Brentwood Bay Sail & Power Squadron. See pics under "Events" tab above.
The Virtual Trainer comes to Friday Harbor - Roberta Kent practices docking with the help of Russell Sadler. The simulator was available to squadron members over Memorial Day weekend. Just another perk for members!
Opening Day Boat Parade, 2017 - Friday Harbor's annual event to begin the boating season. The squadron is well-represented in the "Grand Nugget", a 36' Grand Banks owned by Burke Critchfield.
Vessel safety is also a USPS goal - Cdr Ann Einboden receives an award from D/Lt/C Mahmoud Abdel-Monem for completing 41 vessel safety checks in 2016. Safety checks are free. Want one? Call 360-378-3288 today!
Salmon for Soldiers: Squadron members recently sponsored women veterans in the January Roche Harbor Fishing Derby. Island Boat Rentals provide the boat & gear. Exec. Officer Marc Forlenza provided the know-how.
Man overboard simulation - SP/D/C Travis Smith, SN-ACN, successfully rescues the "man overboard" during the Practical On-the-Water training, August 29, 2016. For more info on courses like this, visit USPS.org.
New training technology! USPS now has five Boating Skills Virtual Trainer (BSVT) units. For more information and video, click here ...
More new members! David & Lesa TeGrothenhuis (left) and David & Bianca Vanderwal are inducted during the recent Friday Harbor/Bellingham Power Squadrons Rendezvous, Cap Sante Marina. - see more photos under Events tab
A new baby in the family! Michael Gallagher, P, shows off his new 36-foot Hinckley, "Semper Fi". Mike and his wife, Patti, just took possession of this new boat and are looking forward to many years of fun adventures.
Don't know the whats, whens, wheres, whys or hows? BUDDY BOATS can help! If you need a boat to go with you as you explore new waters or ports, or test your new skills or equipment, call the squadron: 360-378-3288
Get one before they're gone! Call Ann Einboden: 360-378-3288 - These are provided by the Washington State Clean Vessel Act Program. For more info, go here ...
Promoting boating safety for kids - The FHPS "Kids Don't Float" display at Roche Harbor. Yes, the life jackets are indeed loaners. We want to make sure your children are safe on the water.
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PRACTICAL ON-THE-WATER TRAINING CLASS 2017 - P/D/C Travis Smith, SN-ACN, oversees the docking skills of Kathleen Raub.
PRACTICAL ON-THE-WATER TRAINING CLASS 2017 - Kathleen Raub and Linn Motko receive boat handling guidance from Commander Ann Einboden and Travis Smith.
PRACTICAL ON-THE-WATER TRAINING CLASS 2017 - Squadron Commander Ann Einboden takes her turn at training Linn Motko in skills she will need in the harbor.
PIG WAR 2017 - Squadron Commander Ann Einboden eschews the fruit salad in favor of keeping the annual Pig War trophy in her eyesight at all times.
PIG WAR 2017 - Banners are hung at Brentwood Bay to announce the event.
PIG WAR 2017 - Part of the crowd gathers under a tree for a group shot.
PIG WAR 2017 - Members of the squadron offer logo items for sale.
PIG WAR 2017 - Past commander Terry Lush entertains with rousing renditions of Led Zeppelin songs (just kidding).
PIG WAR 2017 - The final event, the ring toss, where the trophy was won! You can feel the anticipation of the participants on the dock.
PIG WAR 2017 - Proving that pigs and boats are for folks of all ages (and dogs).
PIG WAR 2017 - Riding the pig all the way back to Friday Harbor!
PIG WAR 2017 - During competitions, the sound of "oomph" filled the air.
PIG WAR 2017 - Style, grace and technique, a winning combination in the throes of battle.
PIG WAR 2017 - In this event, Friday Harbor Power Squadron brought its "A-game." The Canadians brought their socks.
PIG WAR 2017 - If you're thinking about becoming a member, keep in mind that food shared with lifelong friends, no matter the squadron, is always a delightful perk.
2017 RENDEZVOUS WITH BELLINGHAM POWER SQUADRON - (from left) Terry Lush, Burke Critchfield, Carolyn Bowen, Linda Lush, and Fred Bowen enjoy the festivities. Fun, great food, music and beautiful weather!
2017 RENDEZVOUS WITH BELLINGHAM POWER SQUADRON - Teddy and Michelle Gosinski enjoy the music. The rendezvous is an annual event that helps to generate comaraderie between the two squadrons.
2017 RENDEZVOUS WITH BELLINGHAM POWER SQUADRON - Live music seems to be an ongoing tradition at each yearly rendezvous. Carol and Joe Young entertain the group.
2017 RENDEZVOUS WITH BELLINGHAM POWER SQUADRON - (from left) Fred Bowen, Terry Lush, Cdr. Ann Einboden, Burke Critchfield, and Carolyn Bowen have uncorked the wine. Let smiles abound!
2017 RENDEZVOUS WITH BELLINGHAM POWER SQUADRON - Bob and Toni Bailey show all how to dance!
2017 RENDEZVOUS WITH BELLINGHAM POWER SQUADRON - Good times always motivate a proper squadron to dance! Ken Larsen and fiance Tammy are members of the Bellingham squadron.
FLARESHOOT 2016 - Another day devoted to boating safety. Every year, all boat owners in the area are invited to bring their outdated flares to Jackson
Beach in Friday Harbor. Proper disposal is a must-do safety regimen.
FLARESHOOT 2016 - A big thank you to the San Juan County Sheriff's Office for its help with this year's event.
FLARESHOOT 2016 - Another shout out goes to the San Juan Island Fire Department for giving instruction on the proper use of fire extinguishers.
FLARESHOOT 2016 - Lessons in safety are for all ages.
FLARESHOOT 2016 - Every year, there's always a waiting list to shoot off old flares.
FLARESHOOT 2016 - All forms of flares are safely ignited.
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