The Squadron is a unit of District 28. It was founded in July, 1940 with 12 charter members transferring from the Los Angeles Power Squadron. Annual dues at that time were $1
plus National dues of $2! The Squadron´s territory lies in southern Orange County, California, extending to Newport Beach and Costa Mesa in the north and San Clemente in the south. Headquarters are at 1714
West Balboa Boulevard, Newport Beach, California. Contact our Administrative Officer, Denise Erwin at (714) 686-4210 for more information.
What do we offer?
squadrons, Balboa offers boating safety courses on a regular basis to boaters in our communities. These courses are open to the public and there is no age limit for participants. USPS squadrons have offered
these courses for over half a century and have educated more than 3 million boaters to date. Successful completing a USPS boating safety course meets the educational requirements for boat operation in all
states and is a requirement for squadron membership.
We also offer many carefully planned courses in subjects like Seamanship, Piloting, Plotting
and Position Finding, Celestial Navigation, Cruise Planning, Engine Maintenance, Marine Electronics, Sailing, and much more. These courses are taught by experienced member instructors, and members who complete
them are recognized. Call our Squadron Educational Officer, Peter Barbour, at (714) 963-5271, for more information.
Participating both on-the-water and off with fellow members who are skilled in
boating is a rewarding and enjoyable experience. On-the-water activities include cruises, rendezvous, sail races, navigation contests and even fishing derbies.
Our in-house news magazine
is the Trident, published quarterly. Click here to see the Q2-2014 issue.