Tampa Power Squadron

A unit of the United States Power Squadrons ®, Sail and Power Boating, located in District 22, was chartered in the year 1948

We are a non-profit boating safety educational organization serving the Tampa Bay Area of Florida

  • morning on the boat

    Now this is how to have that first cup of coffee

  • A day on the bay

    It doesn't get better than this on the bay

  • bob the kayaker

    Some of us use muscle powered boats

  • day sailers

    Sailors in Clearwater Harbor

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America's Boating Course - 3rd Edition is all new with a completely updated manual, outstanding graphics, and two bonus computer disks. The course manual is divided into five chapters. The first four cover the required topics that all recreational boaters must know. In addition to the rules of the road, the four chapters cover the various types of boats, required safety equipment, navigation aids, lights and sounds, anchoring, communications afloat, adverse conditions, water sports safety, trailering, personal water craft safety, and knots and lines.

Who We Are

The Tampa Power Squadron is a member of District 22 in the United States Power Squadrons. The United States Power Squadrons (USPS), organized in 1914, is the largest private boating organization in the world.The symbol of the USPS is a triangle whose three sides represent the three main aspects of USPS:

USPS triangle

Civic Service

Each Squadron performs civic service by providing educational opportunities for the public through teaching the Public Boating Course and America's Boating Course. Many other courses are available for the public as well. Another important civic service performed by Squadrons is the Cooperative Charting Program. Through this program, squadron members verify locations of geodetic markers and report additions or corrections to navigational charts.

Self Education

Each Squadron also provides its members with the opportunity to further educate themselves through several courses. These courses, commonly referred to as Advanced Grades and Elective Courses, are now available to the public. These courses are offered to members for the cost of materials and exam only. Each session tends to be as much a social gathering as it is a learning experience. It is sometimes amazing how much can be learned from another person's experiences just through class discussions. Many life long friendships are developed with fellow students from these courses.

Fraternal Boating Club

The last, but certainly not least, objective is to offer its members a variety of on and off the water social activities to enjoy interaction with fellow members who share their enthusiasm for safe and fun pleasure boating. On the water activities include cruises, rendezvous, predicted log races, sail races, navigation contests, and even fishing derbies. Activities ashore include dinner meetings with marine programs, parties, dinner dances, picnics, and field trips.

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