The Sarasota Power and Sail Squadron (SPSS) was founded in 1952 and today is one of the largest of the USPS Squadrons, with close to 350 local members. We are a totally volunteer organization.
The Sarasota Power & Sail Squadron is located along Florida’s southwest coast and only a few minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. We all share interests in sail & power boating to further the principles of safety on the water, community service, and life-long friendships. Here are just a few of our highlights:
- About SPSS – Learn about who we are. [Learn More]
- Educational Courses – Public & Member Boating courses & Seminars. [Learn More]
- Events, Classes and more – So many things to do so get involved and start enjoying SPSS! [Learn More]
- Free Vessel Safety Checks – We are all about safety and are here to help. [Learn More]
- Membership – Membership really does have its privileges including many discounts. [Learn More]
- Civic Programs – Serving our community in many ways. [Learn More]
- Social Activities – We are more than just boating! [Learn More]
- Marina Jack Luncheon Speakers – Join us for lunch on Thursdays and enjoy some fabulous food and guest speakers! [Learn More]
As a unit of the United States Power Squadrons®, we are one of the largest with approximately 400 members. Take a tour while you’re here – see for yourself why SPSS is the premier boating organization – for education – for civic service – for boating FUN.
Our Many Educational Opportunities
ABC Boating Course
America’s Boating Course gives you the knowledge to decide what type and size boat you need, what to do when meeting another boat in a crowded waterway, and how to recognize and handle hazards. Become a more competent boater, learn from the best, take America’s Boating Course today.
This course can be taken as a classroom course at our headquarters in Sarasota.
Many boat insurance companies will offer discounts on boating insurance to boaters who successfully complete America’s Boating Course. And, this beginner boating class will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certificate in many states. More Info…