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Safe Boating week
National Safe Boating Week
May  19 - 25

The United States Power Squadrons (USPS) is dedicated to safe and enjoyable sail and power boating, and was founded in 1914. The Vermilion Sail and Power Squadron was established September 14, 1937. Most of our members live along Lake Erie, between Sandusky and Cleveland. We enjoy summer rendezvous, regular dinner meetings the rest of the year, teach boating classes, and conduct vessel safety checks. 

There are many reasons to belong to USPS. Follow this link to learn about Member Benefits.
Click here to download and read the May issue of The Ball


Save These Dates

Underlined events are sponsored by VSPS or D7

May 17 - Membership Meeting - 1830
Location - Martino's International Cafe
4415 Liberty Ave., Vermilion
We'll order from the menu

Monday, May 28 - USS COD Memorial Day Service
Location - Burke Lakefront Airport
0900 - Briefing
1000 - Assemble, then proceed to the USS Cod 
Sponsored by the Greater Cleveland Boating Association

Sunday, June 3 - Dedication of  New ADA Kayak Launch - 1400
Vermilion Port Authority Boat Launch, 777 West River Rd
Celebration includes raffles, 50/50 and boating displays
Sponsored by Vermilion Port Authority
Our squadron will have a display booth; 1 or 2 volunteers needed

Saturday, June 16 - Island Day at Kelley's Island
Come for a day of fun on the island;
come on your own boat, bum a ride, or take the ferry
We will plan some activities around the island during the day
If you come with your own boat, talk to  Kerry McCullough
Kerry has  a number of slips  on hold at Portside
Make your dock reservation by June 1
We'll meet in town by Portside at noon
Dinner will be at a local restaurant

Sunday, June 17 - Vermilion Paddle Fest Poker Run
Vermilion Port Authority Boat Launch, 777 West River Rd
The Poker Run begins at 9:30, going south to Rt 2 and back
Sponsored by Vermilion Port Authority
Our squadron will have a display booth; 1 or 2 volunteers needed
Everyone else should enjoy the river!

Saturday, June 23 - 2018 Black River Kayak-a-Thon Fest
Organized by the City of Lorain
Watch for the city's details.
This is part of the Lorain's International Festival, so there will be
plenty of food and drink and entertainment during and after the paddle
Contact Cathe Radabaugh at 440-223-8295 to set a meeting place.

July 27 - 29 - D7 Summer Cruise
Rock & Dock at
North Coast Harbor Marina

Cleveland, OH
Reservation Deadline June 30
Come by sea or by land!
Click here for the flyer

Sunday, August 19 - Cruise from Vermilion to Lakeside
We'll meet by the Vermilion Water Works at 1:30
and cruise to Shrocks Marina at Lakeside.  Lunch will be
at Hidden Beach Marina.  No boat?  No problem.  The plan
is to have a few boat owners take on passengers.
Contact Larry Barber at 440-366-3472 or for details

Sunday, September 16 - Pauls' Potluck Picnic
Backyard / lakefront picnic at Paul and Esther's home on Cinnamon Lake
The hammels are our hosts, and they can prvide boat and kayak rides on the lake
Contact Paul Hammel at for details.


You can download previous issues of our newsletter, "The Ball", by clicking on a selection below:

April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
January 2018
December 2017
November 2017


You can download our Vermilion Sail and Power Squadron Bylaws here

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