The Anclote Key Sail and Power Squadron was originally formed as the Tarpon Springs Power Squadron and received a charter from the United States Power Squadrons on July 8, 1961. The Charter presentation was held at the Tarpon Springs Yacht Club with 28 members. The United States Power Squadrons (USPS) was organized in 1914 and is the largest private boating organization in the world.
Comander Donna J. Lines, S, 727-455-5310
Executive Officer James N. Lichty, JN, 727-459-6136
Educational Officer Howard O. Mielke, SN 727-785-7923
Administrative Officer Joseph E. Miska 727-939-2784
Secretary Judith DeMeglio, SN
Treasurer Mary Lou Mielke, P
Our Squadron members currently range from Spring Hill in the north, to Clearwater in the south, in the Tampa Bay area on the west coast of Florida.
The symbol of the USPS is a triangle whose three sides represent the three main aspects of USPS.
Cooperative Charting is a major civic service of the USPS and it's members. It is the contribution of sending correction data for nautical charts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
In addition to the Squadron Boating Course we offer to the public, members have the ability to further improve their knowledge through self education. We offer advanced courses in areas from seamanship through celestial navigation.
We have many different social activities including monthly luncheons, dinners such as the annual Change of Watch, shrimp boil, and Christmas/Hanukkah dinner.
In cooperation with the US Coast Guard Auxiliary, the United States Power Squadrons now conducts Vessel Safety Checks. It is a free check of a vessel's equipment for compliance with federal, state,and local safety requirements. A vessel in compliance will receive a decal to be affixed to a window. The awarding of the decal is not a warranty or guarantee of the skills of the operator or the seaworthiness of the vessel. If you would like to have your vessel inspected (Pinellas and Pasco Counties) contact P/C Bernard Lindeman, AP, 727-842-5660.