United States Power Squadron

Come for the Boating Education...Stay for the FriendsSM

 Golden Isles Sail & Power Squadron

Services and Activities

Boating Education Opportunities
Local squadrons offer boating safety courses on a regular basis to boaters in our communities. Entry level courses are open to the public and there is no age limit for participation. Successfully completing any recognized boating safety course meets the educational requirements for boat operation in most states and qualifies individuals for squadron membership. USPS squadrons have offered these courses for over half a century and have educated more than 3 million boaters to date.

Vessel Safety Checks
In a cooperative program with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, squadron members conduct courtesy Vessel Safety Checks of boats at the request of their owners.

Cooperative Charting
Our members also help the National Ocean Service keep our nautical charts accurate by reporting chart corrections, and our local squadrons participate in many other community improvement projects.

Social Events and Activities
From grand events like the "Change of Watch" for installation of new officers all the way down to basic socializing by way of "rafting" (the boater's answer to "tailgating"), there are many opportunities for social engagement and plain old fun.