Shallotte River Sail and Power Squadron
A unit of United States Power Squadrons® Sail and Power Boating
America's Boating Club®
Boating is fun ... we'll show you how.
The Shallotte River Sail and Power Squadron, located along the coast of North Carolina in Brunswick County, is a unit of the United States Power Squadrons ® (USPS). USPS has about 40,000 members organized into over 400 squadrons throughout the United States and some of its territories. USPS is a non-profit boating organization and the world's largest private boating organization. These squadrons are divided into 33 districts and Shallotte River is a member of District 27 which covers North Carolina and a portion of central South Carolina.
Our members benefit from the many classes,
social outings and civic services described below and pictured on the Activities page.
The following links describe the many varied additional member benefits.
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Activities of the squadron can be characterized as social, instructional and charitable. All USPS members are urged to improve their boating knowledge and skills by taking carefully planned Advanced Grade Courses and Elective Courses covering most nautical skills. New two hour Seminars, which are open to the public, are now available.
Our social activities range from dinner meetings at local restaurants or pot luck dinners to cruises which may be overnight for example Charleston, Oriental, Beaufort or New Bern or day cruises for lunch at T-Bonz at Barefoot Landing or raft ups with picnic dinners on the Lockwood Folly River or Bird Island. District 27 has several meetings each year in places like Raleigh, Greensboro, Hickory, Charlotte and Wilmington to name a few where members are encouraged to attend to keep current with USPS and District 27. Of course there are plenty of social opportunities at these meetings.
As a civic service, we provide America's Boating Course which is usually offered twice a year to men, women and youngsters 12 years of age and older. USPS has offered this course for over half a century. More than 2 1/2 million peoples have taken it to date.
Also, in 1962, USPS entered into a cooperative
agreement with the chart makers of National Ocean Service.
Since then members have continuously reported corrections and additions to nautical charts in the
NOAA Cooperative Charting program. To date, Squadron volunteers have contributed over 65,000 reports containing multiple changes.
Beginning in 2000, USPS began a new Vessel Safety Check Program in cooperation with the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. Additionally, USPS works with the U. S. Coast Guard, Coast Guard Auxiliary, Red Cross, yacht and boat clubs, and other concerned organizations at maintain safety awareness during Safe Boating Week and throughout the year.
E-mail Webmaster Al Robidou, S Contact SRSPS Updated May 3, 2013
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