Come for the boating education….Stay for the friends
The United States Power Squadrons®, America’s Boating Clubsm, is the largest organization in the world devoted to boating safety, education, and camaraderie. If you are a boating enthusiast, or want to be, this is the organization for YOU!
The organization was founded in 1914 and has grown to be approximately 40,000 strong. It is not a government organization, but close ties are maintained with the United States Coast Guard and State boating agencies. The only requirements for membership are a keen interest in boating-related activities and an eagerness to meet like minded people.
The Cape Fear Sail & Power Squadron®, Cape Fear Boating Club, covers the greater Wilmington area. The real value of membership is increasing your boating knowledge through education, off and on the water. We provide basic boating education and offer advanced courses as a civic service to the general public.
We also have events and meetings that give members a chance to relate to and participate in our favorite pastime of boating. You can participate in cruises with large, medium, and small boats. Additionally, you will be able to take advantage of many special benefits and discounts on a wide range of products, services, and boating insurance.
Another public service activity is our Vessel Safety Check to examine boats for required equipment and award a Coast Guard-recognized compliance decal to vessels that pass the inspection. As a civic service, we also cooperate with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to update nautical charts of the area, and support boater safety programs in public schools. We also issue the Maritime Mobile Service Identity for your VHF radio with DSC.
For further information of the benefits of membership, please go to: http://www.capefearsailandpowersquadron.org
See you on the water!