What We Teach

Our Mission is Education…

USPS believes that the more educated a boater becomes, the more likely that he or she will be a safe skipper. TSPS’s mission is to increase knowledge of boating safety good practices and to help boat operators, family and crew become competent pilots and navigators. That’s why our Basic Boating courses are great places to start

We provide courses in boating safety, navigation, and other topics both to our own members and, as basic instruction, to the general public, as well as JMRA Class 1 & 2 License classes. Our qualified, enthusiastic, and experienced TSPS instructors lead our classes as a civic service. There is never a charge for instruction; the only costs are for textbooks and instructional materials, plus overhead costs such as classroom rental, and shipping.

While our student manuals serve as the basis of content for each course, they will also serve as indispensable reference books for the boater or sailor long after the course work is completed. And in addition to their knowledge of fundamental seamanship know-how, our Tokyo-based instructors are a valuable source of information regarding local Japanese waters.

Short Courses. People who sign up for TSPS courses in Japan have needs that vary as much as the winds, and they are equally affected by time limitations and busy schedules. That’s why we’re constantly developing new courses and materials and looking for time windows in which to deliver them. That’s why we also run short one to four-session seminars. Topics have included Weather Apps for mobile devices, Marlinspike, Knots for Sailors, and others. Interest in these courses has been wonderful and we’ll be holding them throughout the year.

We believe these short courses are great skill-builders and quick reminders that when it comes to boating, the learning is nearly infinite.