United States Power Squadron®, formed in 1914, is the largest fraternal boating organization in the United States. We have over 450 squadrons totaling more than 35,000 members across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Japan. We are a non-political, non-governmental organization, though we do work closely with the U.S. Coast Guard and Coast Guard Auxillary, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, NOS and the Department of Natural Resources of most States.

The St Paul Minnesota Sail & Power Squadron is a unit of the United States Power Squadrons®.

The St Paul Minnesota Sail & Power Squadron offers Safe Boating Classes to the public which run for 4 to 6 weeks. These classes teach navigational aids, the rules of the road, how to anchor, different kinds of anchors, basic piloting, knots, docking, and basic seamanship. The instruction is free, although there is a nominal fee for the Student Manual and charting materials.

Our members enjoy:

Advanced Boating Courses:
  • Boat Operator Certification
  • Boat Handling
  • Inland Navigation
  • Coastal Navigation
  • Off-shore Navigation
  • Ocean Navigation
  • Weather
  • Sail
  • Cruise Planning
  • Engine Maintenance
  • Marine Electronics

Social Activities:

  • Cruises
  • Rendezvous
  • Family Outings
  • Contests
Civic Service Activities:
  • Educating Boaters for Safety
  • Teaching Fellow Boaters
  • Volunteer Safety Inspections

Membership to USPS means:

  • Greater Boating Education
  • Family Activities
  • Community Involvement
  • Membership Benefits:
  • Special Marine Insurance
  • Affinity Credit Card Program
  • Port Captain Program
  • See all USPS benefits





Contact Nancy Anderson:

nandaleco@frontiernet.net for membership information