Founded in 1958, the Anna Maria Island Sail & Power Squadron (AMISPS) is a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects and through on-the-water recreational activities.
Its members are a part of a boating family comprised of some 60,000 members and 450 squadrons of the United States Power Squadrons® (USPS®), America’s largest non-profit boating organization. As part of its effort to promote safe boating, the AMISPS provides a number of courses and workshops open to the public as education is the primary goal. The America’s Boating Course (ABC class) helps a skipper to operate their boat with confidence as well as improve boating skills. Additional courses offered include but are not limited to Seamanship, Piloting, Advanced Piloting, Jr. Navigation and Navigation. Electives include Cruise Planning, Engine Maintenance, Instructor Development, Marine electronics, Sail, Weather, Anchoring, Boating and Florida Wildlife, Boating and Saltwater Fishing, Co-Operative Charting, Hurricanes, Knots Seminar, Marine Radar, Mariner’s Compass, Mastering the Rules of the Road, Onboard Weather Forecasting, Paddling (kayaks), Tides & Currents and so much more!
All boating classes are held in Bradenton, Florida. Dates are tentative and subject to change according to the instructor and classroom availability, but dates are continually added. Watch for updated schedules on Facebook »