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FAQs and Links

Frequently Asked Questions about the Houston Sail and Power Squadron are here, as are a large set of links to other websites with useful information for the boating community.

Q. Why should I take a class? I’ve been boating for years.
A. Imagine what our roadways would be like if no one had to learn the rules of the road before driving. If you’ve never had a class you may be a hazard to yourself and others on the water. 40% of Texas boating fatalities involved people who had no formal training.

Take the short, sample Texas boating regulations quiz to see some of the reasons why we say, “Take a class!”

Or test yourself with Are you Boat Smart? on basic boating safety.

If you’ve been boating for a while, try our selected Seamanship questions

Q. Can I come to one of your events without being a member?
A. Yes. See the Upcoming Events Calendar. If you wish to attend, please contact the Webmaster so we know to look for you.


Below are links to some useful websites for boaters and parents: