STOCKTON – The San Joaquin Delta Power Squadron of Stockton will commemorate 100 years of safe boating during an event that will feature hands-on training and boater education.
Scheduled to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Oct. 25 at the Waterfront Warehouse at 445 W. Weber Ave. in Stockton, the festival’s program includes several educational activities.
Guests can dock their boat at the guest dock for a free vessel safety check; examine the Search and Rescue display provided by the Stockton Fire Department or learn more about eh Dockwalker education program where they will receive a free boater kit.
At the art table, kids can take home a free coloring book. Other activities include learning how to Restore Save the Delta; finding out more about Stockton’s oldest powerboat and sailing fraternities—Stockton Yacht Club and Stockton Sailing CLub; learning how the U.S. Coast Guard and Auxiliary work together, and finding our more about the Stockton Maritime Museum.
There will also be a display on the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Rescue Dogs
The U.S. Power Squadron is a safe boating organization that was founded in 1914 to assist sailboats that had been becalmed and endorsed by Franklin Delano Roosevelt- then secretary of the Navy. The organization has chapters throughout the U.S.
Based in Virginia, the Power Squadron teaches safe boating in a classroom and hands-on environment. Once a student passes the initial public boating classes they are invited for membership where more advanced classes are available from seamanship, weather, cruise planning, engine mechanics, celestial navigation and others. For more information, visit sjdps.org.