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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 ...
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.
Practical On-the-Water and Inland Navigation Training - OP/D/C Travis Smith, SN-ACN; Maia Yip; Judi Mio; and Scott Leeming of Island Boat Rentals. FHPS members always have a skills advantage.
Practical On-the-Water Training - Students Judi Mio (left) and Maia Yip prepare to run the slalom course. Big thanks to Island Boat Rentals for helping us with this vital training course for our members!
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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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.
CHANGE OF WATCH 2016 - Rebbie Bates (left), assistant treasurer, and new Commander Ann Einboden greeting members as they arrive.
CHANGE OF WATCH 2016 - P/C Terry Lush, giving his final speech as squadron commander.
CHANGE OF WATCH 2016 - D/Lt/C Matt Lombardi awards outgoing Commander Terry Lush.
CHANGE OF WATCH 2016 - Burke Critchfield (right), P, Vessel Safety Chair, receiving a District 16 award for an amazing 169 inspections given by the squadron. That's D16's Lt/C Matt Lombardi on the left.
CHANGE OF WATCH 2016 - New Commander Ann Einboden receives a recognition for personally performing 45 Vessel Safety Checks in 2015 from District 16's Lt/C Matt Lombardi. Please have your vessel checked! It's free!
CHANGE OF WATCH 2016 - Lt Rock Sorensen (left), squadron Law Officer, and Lt/C Mike Clark after receiving Senior Member Awards for 5 Merit Marks.
CHANGE OF WATCH 2016 - P/C Carolyn Bowen presents the squadron's Most Valuable Member Award to Lt/C Mike Clark, JN-IN.
CHANGE OF WATCH 2016 - New members are always warmly received into the squadron. Here, Mike and Patti Gallagher are being sworn in by P/C Carolyn Bowen.
CHANGE OF WATCH 2016 - D/Lt/C Matt Lombardi swears in the new Bridge, (left to right) Cdr Ann Einboden, Lt/C Shiela Doyle, Lt/C Marc Forlenza, Lt/C Mike Clark, and Lt/C Teddy Gosinski.
CHANGE OF WATCH 2016 - The passing of the command: Terry Lush presents the Friday Harbor Squadron Bell to new Commander Ann Einboden.
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.
DISTRICT 16 RENDEZVOUS IN POULSBO, 2016 - Past commander Terry Lush leads the Rendezvous Singers on his accordion. See more photos of the Rendezvous by clicking here ...
DISTRICT 16 RENDEZVOUS IN POULSBO, 2016 - Travis Smith, P/D/C, offers delectable appetizers of Friday Harbor seafood. See more photos of the Rendezvous by clicking here ...
DISTRICT 16 RENDEZVOUS IN POULSBO, 2016 - Travis Smith, P/D/C, and Robert Anderson of Bremerton, P/C, prepare attendees for Practical On-the-Water Training and certification. See more photos of the Rendezvous by clicking here ...
PIG WAR 2016 - The 30th annual competition with Brentwood Bay Power Squadron began with a breakfast, featuring, of course, pigs-in-a-pancake.
PIG WAR 2016 - The breakfast with the Brentwood Bay Power Squadron members appeared to be casual. But winning that trophy would soon turn everyone into fierce combatants.
PIG WAR 2016 - Members of Friday Harbor Power Squadron arrive for the competition in high spirits.
PIG WAR 2016 - The battle lines are drawn.
PIG WAR 2016 - And then came the ring toss, after which the score was tied. A ring-toss-off tiebreaker loomed. First one toss, then the next. And who won? Watch the video (to the right).
PIG WARTRICT 2016 - Following the unfortunate loss on the field of play, both power squadrons shared in a dinner, featuring fellowship and pig hats. Of course, everything went to the dogs at one point.
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