Sail and Power Squadron
(CSPS) is a non-profit organization of sail and
power boaters in the Williamsburg
area dedicated to
promoting safe boating through education. CSPS is one of over 450
squadrons that comprise the United
States Power Squadrons®, an
organization of approximately 55,000 members dedicated to the sport of
recreational boating. We support the sport through organized events such
as rendezvous and cruises, classes and civic service projects.
educational activities include an introductory boating course (America's
Boating Course 3rd. Edition) for the general public, and a series of
courses on a variety
of boating topics for our members. The squadron promotes boating
safety via a display booths at local boat shows and other events, such as
national safe boating week. We have also made
safety presentations at several corporate events.
Membership to Colonial
Sail and Power Squadron and USPS is
by application and
is for anyone that shares our common appreciation of boating, has passed a USPS recognized
boating safety course and is interested in advancing the objectives of our
organization. These include continuing education, community service,
and enjoying the friendship and camaraderie of our fellow members. Active
members must be at least 16 years of age; there are no age considerations
for family members.
An application form can be downloaded from
A guide for new or prospective members can be downloaded here.