GUELPH POWER AND SAIL SQUADRON

A UNIT OF CANADIAN POWER AND SAIL SQUADRONS

"Providing Safe Boating Courses in the Guelph Area since 1962"

 

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The Guelph Power and Sail Squadron currently has approximately 175 members (2013). For more than 50 years, our volunteers have been promoting boating safety through boating education.

The History

During the 1930's, boaters in Windsor, Ontario, just across the river from Detroit became aware of the activities of the United States Power Squadron in the Detroit area and started a process that resulted in the first Canadian Power Squadron.

The United States Power Squadrons

The United States Power Squadrons had its beginnings in the Boston Yacht Club around 1912. At the time, power boating was relatively new and the need for boating education was recognized. In these early years, experienced yacht club members started making a series of presentations on the essentials of navigation. Over the years, the organization expanded, the presentations evolved into courses and today the United States Power has over 400 squadrons and more than 30,000 members throughout the United States.

When you successfully complete America's Boating Course, you become a member and earn the right to fly the USPS ensign (flag) on your vessel.

The Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons

From its beginnings in Windsor in the 1930s, the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons have grown into more than 170 squadrons and 30,000 members across Canada. Throughout its history, the Canadian Power and Sail Squadrons have evolved with the times, while remembering its roots and traditions.

When you successfully complete the CPS "Boating Essentials" course, you become a member of CPS. More importantly, you earn the right to fly the CPS flag on your vessel. For 75 years, the flag has represented boating competence in Canadian waters and it continues to be recognized and respected.


There are many benefits to membership in CPS. For more on membership benefits, please visit; Membership Benefits at the National Website.

 


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