Westchester Sail and Power Squadron® ("WSPS") is part of the United States Power Squadron ("USPS"), the world's largest private, non-profit boating organization.   Westchester was awarded its Charter in February, 1937.  The majority of our members are drawn from Central and Southern Westchester County.  The boating activities of our members take place primarily in the Long Island Sound and the Hudson River.

     The Westchester Sail and Power Squadron (like all of the squadrons that comprise USPS) is made up of families who contribute their time by teaching safe boating in the classroom as well as promoting safe boating on the water.

Westchester Rendezvous)
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Sharing Our Knowledge

     We offer the USPS Public Boating Course which meets the educational requirements for boat operation and licensing in all the states.  This course is offered to new boaters, and to experienced boaters who wish to brush up on their boating skills.  After successfully completing this course, you will be offered membership to Westchester Sail & Power Squadron.
     All members are entitled to further their education by taking courses on Seamanship, Piloting and Position Finding, Celestial Navigation, Marine Electronics, Weather, Sailing, Engine Maintenance, Cruise Planning and much, much more.
     Because of the excellence of our boating courses, members are entitled to discounts on most boat insurance policies and on membership in BoatU.S.   Click here to see the many benefits of membership.

The Westchester Sail & Power Squadron Network of Friends and Fun
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  • Enjoy friendship and camaraderie on-the-water and off with fellow members who are skilled in boating.
  • On-the-water activities include: Cruises and Rendezvous.
  • Activities ashore include: Marine Programs, Parties, Dinner-Dances, Picnics and Educational Programs.
  • USPS looks after the rights and desires of its members in the U.S. Congress and State legislatures.
  • USPS Port Captains help visiting members with local knowledge about route planning, water conditions, anchorages, marinas and other helpful information.
  • WSPS offers boating safety courses for the public several times each year.
  • WSPS members help the National Ocean Service keep nautical charts accurate and save taxpayers millions of dollars each year by reporting chart corrections.
  • USPS has been honored by three U.S. presidents for its civic contributions and for educating more than four million boaters in the last half-century.