America's Boating Club of Central Pennsylvania

The America's Boating Club of Central Pennsylvania is a family organization. Centered around Harrisburg, we were chartered in 1942 as the Susquehannock Sail and Power Squadron. We modernized our name in 2016 to better reflect our group's identity as part of the national organization, America's Boating Club.

We are celebrating our 78th anniversary this year! Our members may be found on the Susquehanna River, Raystown Lake, local lakes, Chesapeake Bay, Delaware River, Atlantic or cruising the inland water way to Florida, the Bahamas and beyond.

We offer a wide variety of educational programs related to boating safety, paddling, anchoring, boat handling, navigation, cruising, weather, electronics, and engine maintenance and repair. We provide free Vessel Safety Checks. Classes are offered virtually to accomodate schedules and to comply with current health regulations. We will offer on-the-water training when it is again safe to do so.

We just altered our social activities to maintain our friendships online. We expect that it will be safe for our members to gather in 2021 so that we may hold our steak fry, chicken fry, lasagna dinner, Change of Watch ceremony and cruises. Membership is open to sail, power, pontoon, kayak, canoe, PWC and non-boat owners. We participate in America's Boating Club Mid-Atlantic (District 5) activities.

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Aweigh with Wild Oats

Have you ever dreamed of sailing south for the winter? Live aboard a sailboat? Join Lois and Al on their adventures as they live on Wild Oats and travel south for the winter. Lois gave me permission to post her blogs so that more members may enjoy her tales. We will update periodically if the response is favorable. Click on the link to read each PDF issue.

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Club Bylaws

Picture of our red, white and blue burgee The America's Boating Club of Central Pennsylvania (aka Susquehannock Sail & Power Squadron) Bylaw changes were approved in September 2019 by the membership and by national January 2020. A copy may be viewed by clicking on the link below.


Click here for the current (2019) Bylaws.



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Photos of our activities are posted on Facebook. Sea Vester is a busy member. Click on the Facebook logo above to visit our site.

Fine Print (Good Stuff)

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open most of the event information and publications. Click on the link below to download a free copy of the program if you do not have it on your computer.
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Club Contact

Please contact P/C Julius deMackiewicz, SN-IN if you are a member and are not getting your emails from the club.


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This site was last updated 11 November 2020
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