ABOUT US

The United States Power Squadrons® is the world’s largest recreational boating organization with more than 35,000 members. For more than 100 years, we have worked to make the water a safer place through boating education, civic service and fellowship. With the United States Power Squadrons®, you can improve your boating skills and knowledge online, in the classroom with certified instructors, or outdoors with hands-on training. By joining America’s premier boating organization,  you can have fun with other boaters on the water and on land! 

UPDATED  13 November 2019

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JOIN AMERICA'S BOATING CLUB

Our members enjoy many affordable and comprehensive programs that increase their boating knowledge and skills, have more fun, and connect with fellow boaters through a variety of educational and social activities. With USPS membership, you receive:
 

  • Boating education to help you become a more competent and safer boater.

  • A wide variety of comprehensive courses and informative seminars to advance your skill and knowledge in boat operation and maintenance.

  • Savings of 20% to 50% or more on these courses and seminars.

  • Flexibility in scheduling your education through classroom instruction, on-line courses, and on-the-water skills training.

  • Interaction with a group of experienced boaters who know how to have fun – raft-ups, cruises, picnics, and get-togethers.

  • Savings on boat insurance and many other products and services.

The only requirements for membership are a keen interest in boating related activities and an eagerness to meet like-minded people. You don’t need a boat to join. For more membership benefits click here.   See the joining options below.

 

ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

Participating both on-the-water and off with fellow members who are skilled in boating is a rewarding and enjoyable experience. On-the-water activities include cruises, rendezvous, sail races, navigation contests and even fishing derbies. Activities ashore include meetings with marine programs, parties, dinner-dances, picnics and field trips

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PUBLIC SERVICE

America's Boating Club (United States Power Squadrons) works with the public and allied organizations to promote safe boating through education. We also provide related services to the individual boaters.

Here, you can get a Vessel Safety Check for your boat, a Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI) number for your marine radio, and other services. You do not need to be a member to access these services.

Allied organizations can register to attend our national meetings, find out more about our Squadron Emergency Response teams, and discover other information to support inter-organization collaboration.

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You can join as a national member or cyber-member, and transfer to a particular squadron later if you wish.

Find out where and when they meet, their local course schedule, the next events, and begin your relationship with a great local boating organization.

Nearby squadrons will be notified of your interest and will be encouraged to contact you.