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We are a member squadron of District/21 of the UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRONS (USPS)®.

As such, the HOUSTON SAIL AND POWER SQUADRON is non-profit, fraternal boating organization dedicated to educating the public in safe boating practices and furthering the safe and responsible enjoyment of both power boating and sailing on our waters.

Members participate in various organized recreational activites such a group cruises, rendezvous, picnics, and dinner meetings, as well as additional volunteer civic activities such as Cooperative Charting and voluntary Vessel Safety Inspections of boats owned by the public.

Here are some photos of activities (animation takes a bit of time to download)

animated activities photos

Boating educational opportunities

Two examples of the regularly taught public safe boating classes are the SQUADRON BOATING COURSE and the BOAT SMART classes. You can also see what was taught in our recent class called CHART SMART. We will teach it again soon and we will also soon be teaching GPS SMART.

Members have a wide variety of additional classes available, such as Seamanship, Navigation, Sail, Marine Electronics, Engine Maintenance, Cruise Planning and many more.

Follow this link to view the near-term member class schedule.

Follow this link to view the current Houston Sail and Power Squadron public class schedule or this link to pre-register for a class or to ask a question.

If you are in the greater Houston, Texas area and would like to learn more about our public safe boating courses, vessel examinations, or how to become a member of the Houston Sail and Power Squadron, contact .

If you are not in the greater Houston, Texas area and would like to learn more, then follow the link above to the UNITED STATES POWER SQUADRONS® which will provide information and links to a Squadron near you.

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