Sail & Power Squadron Offers Weather Forecasting Seminar

The Door County Sail & Power Squadron is offering a free two-hour seminar for on-board weather forecasting for boaters who wish to better understand weather systems, clouds, and the use of their senses, wind direction, temperature, and pressure to predict emerging weather fronts. Student notes and educational materials are available for purchase if desired. The seminar will be held from 6:30 – 8:30 pm on Monday, April 13, at the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Room 147 (use the north entrance), 229 North 14th Avenue, Sturgeon Bay.

This course is just one of many that the Door County Sail & Power Squadron, a unit of the United States Power Squadrons® (USPS), District 10, offers the community. The local chapter was chartered in 1954, and members continue to contribute to the community by promoting safe boating through education. In fact, the squadron was awarded “First in Nation” for Outstanding Educational Achievement last year, also receiving the same honor in 2006.

The programs offered are qualifying seminars in the USPS University Certification program. The Squadron Education Department offers other seminars for the general public throughout the spring and summer. Using GPS will be given in May and Marine Radar in June, with three additional seminars planned for the second half of the year.

In addition, the squadron’s cooperative charting program allows members to supply information to the Marine Chart Division of NOS/NOAA resulting in corrections to nautical charts, small craft charts, and Coast Pilot publications.

Furthermore, another civic service is free Vessel Safety Checks, which are offered for any recreational boaters in the community. Visit for the schedule of Vessel Safety Checks and public seminars and for more information on the Door County Sail & Power Squadron.

Space is limited to 25 people in each free seminar. To sign up, contact John Welch at [email protected] or 920.746.1179. Squadron Commander Bob DeNoto welcomes general inquiries at [email protected] or 920.493.0287.