Lake Norman Sail and Power
a unit of United States Power Squadrons,
27, covers North Carolina and North Central South Carolina.
has units in all of the United States and its territories. (About
We are a non-profit organization whose purpose
is to promote high standards of seamanship and
navigation and safe boating for all. Our squadron, located in the beautiful Lake
Norman, NC area, includes sail and power boats. We currently have over 100
members. A major focus of our squadron is community education and boating skills,
leading to safety on the water,
through Public Boating classes
- America's Boating Course -
held throughout the year in multiple locations around Lake Norman
for the general public. (These
classes are approved for certification to operate Personal Watercraft by
persons 14 to 16 years of age in accord with N.C. State law.) We also
participate in civic
activities such as community education and special safety programs and
promotions, such as
volunteer Vessel Safety Checks and public awareness for boating safety and
with NOAA toward the improvement of boating safety conditions. A day of
access to boating activities
for boys and girls living in area children's homes is an annual important
community service project.
In addition to this, member benefits include an active social schedule
filled with fun. Also, squadron members
enhance their boating skills through our advanced
courses taught by qualified instructors. These begin with basic seamanship
and continue on through piloting, advanced piloting, junior navigation to the
advanced classes in navigation. Elective
courses available for member participation include marine electronics, sail,
engine maintenance, cruise planning, weather, and many other areas of boating
interest. You are invited to come and join us.
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I am interested ! How do I become a member?
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Click the link just above and also go to the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
page on this website learn more detail.
Squadron Membership contacts are also listed below.
Please click on the
highlighted links and browse our web pages to learn more of our organization's
mission, of the educational courses we teach and of our activities, and also to
see pictures of the "fun" events that we enjoy together. We
invite you to investigate becoming a member of the LNSPS, have fun with us,
take member courses, join fellow members on cruises
and rendezvous, participate in civic service activities and enjoy Member