The United States Power Squadrons (USPS) is a non-profit, non-governmental, and non-military organization of men, women, and families who have a common love of recreational boating. There are no barriers to membership on the grounds of race, religion, or ethnic background. USPS is comprised of some 45,000 members in almost 450 local squadrons in virtually every state, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and more distant areas. USPS is the world's largest private boating organization. For sail and power boating, we are America's Boating Club®. Boating is fun... we'll show you how!

The Dayton Sail and Power Squadron regularly conducts Public Safe Boating Classes. These courses meet State of Ohio requirements for the NASBLA approved Ohio Boating Education Course. Instruction is free except for nominal charges for course materials. The squadron has certified examiners who will perform a vessel safety check. There is no charge for inspections, and no consequences if you don't pass. Our goal is simply to help make boating as safe as possible for you, your family and your friends, through education.

However, as the triangle below illustrates, we are a group of friends who have fun while boating, supporting our local community, furthering our boating knowledge and skills. While we are located in Dayton, OH, many members boat on Lake Erie, the Ohio River, and more local lakes and rivers. We are one of seven squadrons which make-up District 24 of the USPS in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. A highlight of the year is our annual trailer sailor cruise which include power and sail boats. 

We are a membership organization with many benefits including extensive educational courses available plus interesting discount offers of interest to boaters.  The squadron publishes a monthly newsletter, The Binnacle, to keep members informed of squadron activities. We have monthly dinner meetings and social outings for membership comradery. For membership information,





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