We welcome you to join the Sarasota Power & Sail Squadron, the second largest squadron in America’s Boating Club with over 400 members. 289 squadrons make up America’s Boating Club with a total membership of nearly 18,000.

The Sarasota Power Squadron: Your Local Resource for Boating Safety and Fun

The Sarasota Power Squadron is a non-profit organization, proudly serving the Sarasota area since 1952. Our mission is to promote safe boating through education, while fostering a community of passionate boaters. We are run entirely by dedicated volunteers who share a love for boating and the water.

Boating Safety Classes

Our primary focus is on boating safety and education, leading to safe fun on the water. We offer the comprehensive America’s Boating Course, approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which qualifies you for your Florida boater’s license. In addition to this basic course, we offer many other advanced courses and seminars throughout the year to help you improve your boating skills and navigate the ever-changing marine environment.

More Than Just a Boating Course

Being a member of the Sarasota Power Squadron is more than just taking a boating class. We offer a variety of fun social activities to our members, including monthly lunches at Marina Jack, a fishing club, a singles club, and a kayaking group. These activities are a great way to meet other boaters, share knowledge and experiences, and develop lasting friendships.

Benefits of Membership

In addition to the social aspects and educational opportunities, Sarasota Power Squadron members enjoy unique benefits like free on-the-water individual instruction to hone your boating skills and the opportunity to use our Squadron’s boat club boats.

You will also be entitled to additional benefits that come to you from our national organization including various insurance, travel, marine and health benefits. You can find out about them by following this link to the national website.

Join Us Today!

Whether you are a seasoned boater or just getting started, whether you already own a boat or are just a beginner, the Sarasota Power Squadron has something to offer you. By joining our organization, you’ll gain valuable knowledge, connect with fellow boating enthusiasts, and become part of a supportive community.

Simply fill out the form below and become a member today. By joining as a family, you and your spouse will be supporting the important work of the Squadron, will be able to participate in all Member’s Only activities, and enjoy many discounts on our advanced classes.


Let us get you safely on the water!