Bluegrass Sail & Power Squadron
A Chapter of United States Power Squadrons®
The Bluegrass Sail & Power Squadron, chartered in 1971, is part of The United States Power Squadrons®, the world’s largest recreational boating organization with more than 35,000 members. For more than 100 years, we have worked to make the water a safer place through boating education, civic service and fellowship. With the United States Power Squadrons®, you can improve your boating skills and knowledge online, in the classroom with certified instructors, or outdoors with hands-on training. By joining America’s premier boating organization, you can have fun with other boaters on the water and on land!
The Bluegrass Sail & Power Squadron, serving the Lexington, KY area, is made up of experienced sailors and power boaters who enjoy both inland boating and coastal cruising. We offer trips for both sail and power boaters. Some of the past trips include Chesapeake Bay, the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas and boating activities on local lakes. In addition to our trips Bluegrass offers a wide variety of seminars for the public, courses for our members as well as monthly meetings, summer boating events and opportunities for public service. We also have monthly events for members and guests.
We offer our members all of the benefits of USPS membership and more. Our members have access to USPS’s nationally recognized educational courses and seminars. Members use the knowledge gained in these courses and seminars to promote fun and safe boating to all boaters. USPS members may also qualify for discounts on their boat insurance. Participation in community events allows our members to “give back” to their communities. The Squadron also sponsors many social events throughout the year, including several on the water events. Many members take advantage of low cost Squadron sponsored cruises to the Chesapeake Bay, the British Virgin Islands, the Bahamas and canal boat trips through the English countryside, as well as cruises and raft offs on lakes and rivers throughout Kentucky.
We offer a full line of courses and seminars. Everything from reading nautical charts to using a GPS and a sextant are available to members. USPS’s America Boating Course is offered to the general public. The ABC course as it is popularly known is an introductory boating course intended to teach novice boaters the basics of boats, boat handling and boating safety. The ABC course satisfies Kentucky’s requirements that children under the age of 18 must successfully complete a safe boating course in order to operate any type of powerboat on Kentucky waterways. Many insurance companies offer discounts on boat insurance to people who have successfully completed the ABC course.
Whether you are an experienced boater or someone just getting started Bluegrass Sail & Power Squadron has something to offer you. We welcome sail boaters, power boaters and paddle boaters. Don’t own a boat, no problem! Come and join us, we have a spot reserved for you.
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