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 40,000 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 Auxiliary, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NOS and the Department of Natural Resources of most States.

The San Diego Sail and Power Squadron (America’s Boating Club of San Diego) is a unit of District 28 which is a unit of the United States Power Squadrons®

Upcoming Events

                             America’s Boating Club®   
and the
San Diego Sail and Power Squadron
 
Cordially invites you to
The General Membership Meeting
Sunday, July 14, 2019
3-6 pm
San Diego Coast Guard Station Picnic Pavillion)
2710 N. Harbor Drive, SD 92101
 
Time for a summer BBQ!!! Bring your favorite side dish or dessert and join the other SDSPS members for a day on the bay.  Hot Dogs, hamburgers, condiments, soda and water will be provided.  Beer and wine will be allowed (BYOB) but NO GLASS BOTTLES!  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
                                         
Cost is $15 per person.
The activity for this GMM will be NOTHING!  Just a day to sit by the bay and watch the boaters sail by on the San Diego Harbor! 
 
 
Please RSVP your attendance and Potluck Item (side dish or dessert) by July 9, 2019 to Deb Oberg at doberg10@aol.com or call/text at 858-717-7851.
No walk-ins please.  Coast Guard needs to be aware of all that are coming in advance.  Photo ID will be required for entry.

Current and Upcoming Course Calendar

Register online>  [CLICK HERE]

America’s Boating Course-8hr which starts on Fri 12 JUL 2019 at 6:00 PM
Southwestern Yacht Club
2702 Qualtrough St, San Diego, CA
Note: In Person Registration begins at 5:45 PM

(Member Price is $55)
(Non-Member Price is $55)
Your Price is $55

America’s Boating Club (previously known as United States 
Power Squadron) is a group dedicated to fellowship and safe 
boating. Come join us for All About Boating Safety, which 
will also prepare you for your California Boat Operators 
Card. This course plus membership in America’s Boating Club 
also qualify you to take our fantastic on the water 
training in a small powerboat.

Must attend all sessions 
July 12, 2019 – 6:00 PM– 9:00 PM 
July 13, 2019 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 

Fee $65 if two people share the same book.

What’s included?

      • Cruise preparation and planning
      • Boat and equipment
      • Anchors and anchoring
      • Security 
      • Chartering
      • Cruising outside the United States
      • Crew and provisioning
      • Voyage management
      • Communications
      • Navigation
      • Weather
      • Emergencies
CLASS WILL BE GIVEN AT SOUTHWESTERN YACHT CLUB
2702 QUALTROUGH ST, SAN DIEGO, CA 92106

Don’t leave the dock without knowing the rules of the road. This seminar simplifies the sometimes complex U.S. Inland Rules and International Rules, or COLREGS, for the recreational boater. Through examples, you’ll discover how to avoid collisions in various situations, the differences between power and sailboat rules, and the special rules for fishing vessel. This seminar includes Student Notes with slides. The downloadable US Coast Guard’s Navigation Rules and Regulations Handbook is the supporting text. This seminar is also a starting point for study preparation for the USCG License examination.

What’s included?

      • Avoiding collisions
      • Meeting head on
      • Crossing
      • Overtaking
      • Sailing vessels
      • Vessel responsibilities
      • Fishing vessels
      • Lights and shapes on vessels
      • Sounds signals
      • Restricted visibility
      • Distress signals
CLASS WILL BE GIVEN AT SOUTHWESTERN YACHT CLUB
2702 QUALTROUGH ST, SAN DIEGO, CA 92106

This is an introductory Safe Boating course is taught as an 8 hr weekend Seminar.

The most comprehensive in-person boating course available, America’s Boating Course gives you the skills you need to enjoy your time on the water and boat with confidence.

Our boater safety class meets most states’ certification requirements and is available in both Spanish and English.

Taking a boating class reduces your risk of accidents and injuries, saves you money on boat insurance, and qualifies you for a state boat license or operator certificate in most states.

Our in-person boating course includes an comprehensive introduction to boating, covering boat types, boat engines, boat selection and more.

You’ll learn about boating laws and regulations as well as boat registration and licensing. Get in-depth knowledge of boating safety equipment, and learn how to become a safe boater by learning the dos and don’ts of boater safety.

Gain practical knowledge of navigation, rules of the road, handling emergencies and mechanical problems on the water, the basics of towing and trailering, important information for hunters, anglers and water sports enthusiasts, and so much more.

CLASS WILL BE GIVEN AT SOUTHWESTERN YACHT CLUB
2702 QUALTROUGH ST, SAN DIEGO, CA 92106
San Diego Sail and Power Squadron