boating is fun .... we'll show you how

The Memphis Sail and Power Squadron is a non-profit organization dedicated to safe boating education and promoting high standards of navigation and seamanship.

The squadron is a unit of District 17 of the United States Power Squadrons (USPS)®. Districts tie a geographical group of Squadrons together (see map) and provide administrative oversight. USPS is the national organization that overviews and provides services to the Districts and Squadrons.

This squadron covers the Memphis TN area including Eastern Arkansas, Northern Mississippi, and Western Tennessee and has over 60 members, divided between power boaters and sailors. Several times a year we conduct boating safety classes for the general public. Throughout the year, we teach advanced and elective courses for our members. A member can progress from basic boating knowledge to advanced navigation through the comprehensive courses offered. Members can also take courses in marine electronics, sail, engine maintenance, cruise planning, weather, and many other specialty interests.

We also do courtesy Vessel Safety Checks (VSC) for any boat owners in the area, and we assist NOAA by verifying nautical charts through a program called Cooperative Charting.  

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July 2010 Float Trip to Joe Wheeler State Park
It was hot, but we had a wonderful trip up the Tennessee River. We had eight boats and about 25 people to participate!

Delta Queen Steamboat D17 Meeting
We had a great time and a record turnout for our D17 Spring meeting in Chattanooga.

Green Turtle Bay River Adventure
We had 5 boats and 15 people, for our longest outing, ever. (See the Pics)

Sailing Class Outing
Our "on-the-water " sailing class outings were a blast!

Boating Safety

SAFE BOATING does not just happen.  If you are on the waterways, it is important to have basic boating knowledge, like "rules of the road".  These rules will define who is expected to do what under any given situation during normal operation of their boat, or in a emergency situation. You can learn all this, and more,  by taking the classes offered by the Memphis Power Squadron.


Consider joining the Memphis Sail and Power Squadron and continuing your boating education by taking our advanced classes.  USPS Triangle You would become a member of Americans Boating Club® and become part of a strictly volunteer, non-profit organization, that has an objective of Self Education, being a Fraternal Boating Club, and performing Civic Services.  If you are a member of the United States Power Squadrons who has moved into this area and want to transfer to the Memphis Sail and Power Squadron, please contact the Membership Chairperson.

Please contact our Membership Chairperson

You can save money, too!  Many insurance companies offer discounts to boat owners who have successfully completed this course.  And there are other benefits!

Here are some ADVANTAGES of a USPS Membership


Camera     Checkout the latest photos in the Photo Album. As you will see, we are serious about our boating; but we do have fun.

Memphis MissPrintS      Review a copy of the Memphis Sail and Power Squadron newsletter, the MissPrintS

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The Memphis Sail and Power Squadron is a Unit of District 17 of the United States Power Squadrons ®.
Many Districts and Squadrons have their own web sites. To visit any of these sites, and to learn more about the Power Squadron experience, use the links to the right. Squadron Links
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Revised 3 November 2010