Organized in 1914, the United States Power Squadrons® (USPS) is a
non profit, educational organization dedicated to making boating
safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship,
navigation and related subjects. Our members are boating families
who contribute to their communities by promoting safe boating
through education. We enjoy participating with our fellow members on
the water and in the classroom. USPS has some 60,000 members
33 districts and
450 squadrons across the country and
in some US territories. USPS is America's largest non-profit boating
organization and has been honored by three US presidents for its
squadron's activities involve the three primary objectives of USPS:
community service, continuing education, and enjoying the friendship
and camaraderie of our fellow members.
The Ithaca Sail & Power
Squadron (ISPS) is a member of USPS and is part of District 6 which
includes 18 squadrons throughout central and western New York State.
ISPS was chartered in 1941 and has a current membership of both sail
and power boaters. It is governed by a "Bridge" which is
elected annually. ISPS encourages those taking an USPS public
boating course or seminar to apply for membership in the squadron.
(click on name
to email a bridge officer)