The America’s Boating Club of San Diego (San Diego Sail and Power Squadron) are part of America’s largest nonprofit boating organization United States Power Squadron, with nearly 30,000 members in more than 350 squadrons. We are dedicated to promoting boating safety through education, civic service and fun.

The cost of Annual Membership is $109 for Single or $150 for Family.

Download the [ Membership Application ], complete the fields and return it via email to:  membership@sdsps.org 

Our membership chair will reach out to you within 24 hrs to go over the next steps.

When you join United States Power Squadrons, you’re joining America’s Boating Club, a community that was built by boaters, for boaters. You’re building a lifetime of memories together on the water, on shore and by giving back to your community. Whether you’re passionate about cruising, racing, making new friends, volunteering in your community or learning from experienced boaters, your local squadron has the resources you need to engage your passions and, perhaps, instill some new ones.

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Benefits 

What is United States Power Squadrons?

Organized in 1914, United States Power Squadrons is a non profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. Our members are boating families who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating through education. We enjoy participating with our fellow members on the water and in the classroom.  United States Power Squadrons is America’s largest non-profit boating organization and has been honored by three US presidents for its civic contributions.

What are the activities of United States Power Squadrons?

Each squadron’s activities involve the three primary objectives of USPS: community service, continuing education, and enjoying the friendship and camaraderie of our fellow members

What community and civic services does United States Power Squadrons perform?

Local squadrons offer boating safety courses on a regular basis to boaters in our communities. These courses are open to the public and there is no age limit for participants. United States Power Squadrons have offered these courses for over half a century and have educated more than 3 million boaters to date. Successfully completing a United States Power Squadrons boating safety course meets the educational requirements for boat operation in all states.

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. To learn more about this program, and how to get your boat checked, click here.

What educational courses are available to United States Power Squadrons members?

Every squadron offers many carefully planned courses in subjects like Seamanship, Piloting, Plotting and Position Finding, Celestial Navigation, Cruise Planning, Engine Maintenance, Marine Electronics, Sailing, and much more. These courses are taught by experienced member instructors, and members who complete them are recognized.

What social activities do members enjoy?

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.

For more information about this organization go to  -> americasboatingclub.org