United States Power Squadron®, formed in 1914, is the largest fraternal boating
organization in the United States. We have over 450 squadrons totaling more than 60,000
members across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Japan. We are a non-political, non-governmental
organization, though we do work closely with the U.S. Coast Guard and Coast Guard
Auxillary, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NOS and the Department of Natural Resources of
The Akron Sail and Power Squadron is a unit of the United States Power Squadrons®.
The Akron Sail and Power Squadron became a charter member of USPS in 1939. We are in District 7
which is made up of 13 squadrons and covers the geographical area between Vermilion,
OH, Pittsburgh, PA and northern W. Virginia.
The Akron Sail and Power Squadron offers Safe
Boating Classes to the public which run for 6 to 8 weeks. These classes teach
navigational aids, the rules of the road, how to anchor, different kinds of anchors, basic
piloting, knots, docking, and basic seamanship. The instruction is free, although there is
a nominal fee for the Student Manual and charting materials.
Our members enjoy:
Advanced Boating Courses:
- Family Outings
- Boating Races
Civic Service Activities:
- Educating Boaters for Safety
- Teaching Fellow Boaters
- Volunteer Safety Inspections
Membership to USPS means:
- Greater Boating Education
- Family Activities
- Community Involvement
- Membership Benefits:
- Special Marine Insurance
- Affinity Credit Card Program
- Port Captain Program
Join Us And Fly The Ensign That Shows Others
You Are A Knowledgeable Boater.
membership page for information on how to
join the Akron Sail and Power Squadron.